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Topsoes sustainable SNOX emissions control technology enters the carbon black industry

April 16/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Orion Engineered Carbons LLC has signed a contract for Topsoeís sustainable flue gas cleaning technology, SNOX, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.

The solution will remove SOx, NOx and dust particles from tail gases at Orionís carbon black plant in Ivanhoe, Louisiana, USA. It is the first time that SNOX is applied in the carbon black industry.

Since 2014, Orion has conducted in-depth analyses of the SNOX process, including investigative site visits to existing Topsoe plants and testing the concept at one of Orionís manufacturing facilities. In particular, Orion was convinced by the second-to-none sustainability profile of SNOX, which does not consume any reagents, apart from ammonia for the NOx reduction, and does not consume any water. Other factors that played a major role in their selection were the highest available energy efficiency and the very low emissions level that meets the stringent environmental regulations.

The agreement with Orion includes engineering, license, proprietary equipment, spare parts, catalyst, and future
supervision tasks during commissioning and start-up, as well as service obligations during commercial operation. The
SNOXplant is scheduled to be in full commercial operation by April 2021.

The SNOXô process removes sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates from flue gases. The sulfur is recovered as sellable sulfuric acid and the nitrogen oxides are reduced to harmless free nitrogen. The process is based on catalytic reactions and does not consume water or absorbents. Neither does it produce any waste.
The heat generated in the process can be reused to preheat air in Orionís process which improves overall efficiency
and economics considerably.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, petrochemistry, Crude oil.
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