Field test results of the physical solvent N-Formyl morpholine for gas treating applications

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The Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) is developing gas processing technology that will reduce gas processing costs for current production and allow subquality gas to be economically produced that would have been otherwise, not produced. The experimental program has primarily focused on the evaluation of N-Formyl Morpholine (NFM) as a physical solvent for the cost-effective upgrading of subquality natural gas to pipeline quality. The selection of NFM for this program was based on previous work conducted by IGT in the selective removal of hydrogen sulfide, and carbon dioxide from coal gasifier effluents. That work showed that the use of NFM ... continued below

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Palla, N. & Lee, A.L. December 31, 1997.

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The Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) is developing gas processing technology that will reduce gas processing costs for current production and allow subquality gas to be economically produced that would have been otherwise, not produced. The experimental program has primarily focused on the evaluation of N-Formyl Morpholine (NFM) as a physical solvent for the cost-effective upgrading of subquality natural gas to pipeline quality. The selection of NFM for this program was based on previous work conducted by IGT in the selective removal of hydrogen sulfide, and carbon dioxide from coal gasifier effluents. That work showed that the use of NFM resulted in a significant cost advantage over 107 other solvents for that application. The project approach for the development of NFM process has been divided into following main categories: obtain vapor-liquid equilibrium, physical properties and additional published literature data; obtain mass-transfer coefficients using 2 inch absorber/stripper apparatus and calculate equation of state parameters and binary interaction parameters using VLE data; develop a gas processing model using Aspen Plus simulation program and evaluate economic advantages of the NFM process compared to commercial physical solvent; and design a pilot plant skid mounted field test unit and conduct field test experiments.

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  • Natural gas conference, Houston, TX (United States), 24-27 Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE99000276
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/28178--T1
  • Report No.: CONF-970367--
  • Grant Number: FC21-92MC28178
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 676989
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702865

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Palla, N. & Lee, A.L. Field test results of the physical solvent N-Formyl morpholine for gas treating applications, article, December 31, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702865/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.