Iran to use membrane technology to refine its gas
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 14/ Trend M. Moezzi
By using membrane technology known as NGL recovery to sweeten sour gas, Iran can prevent the burning of a large amount of the gases accompanying oil and recover valuable gas mixtures.
"When purifying and separating gasses, membrane technology can be used to separate hydrogen sulphide and sulphur from gas and convert sour gas into sweet gas," said Mahmoud Hemmati, head of the Polymer Science and Technology Institute at the Oil Industry Research Centre.
If approved, the Institute plans to work with the National Iranian South Oil Co. (NISOC) on a pilot project for recycling heavy combination of gas to test its performance.
The Polymer Institute is also working on producing hollow fibre membranes and other projects include testing membrane technology in recovering water from refineries' wastewater, desalinating wastewater treatment units and producing ultrafiltration membranes (UF) said Mr Hemmati.