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Title:
TREATMENT OF NATURAL GAS FEEDS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/149724
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The present invention provides a process for treating a natural gas stream comprising sending a natural gas stream to at least one membrane unit to produce a permeate stream containing a higher concentration of carbon dioxide and a retentate stream containing a lower concentration of carbon dioxide. Then the retentate stream is sent to an adsorbent bed to remove carbon dioxide and other impurities to produce a natural gas product stream. The regeneration gas stream is sent through the molecular sieve adsorbent bed to desorb the carbon dioxide. In one process flow scheme, the regeneration stream is combined with the permeate stream from the membrane unit. Then the combined stream is sent to an absorbent column to remove carbon dioxide from the permeate stream to produce a second natural gas product stream. In the alternative flow scheme, a second membrane unit is used to improve efficiency.

Inventors:
DUNNE, Stephen, R. (deceased) (1730 Wynnfield Dr, Algonquin, Illinois, 60102-5162, US)
ZHOU, Lubo (UOP LLC, 25 East Algonquin RoadP. O. Box 501, Des Plaines Illinois, 60017-5017, US)
COUGHLIN, Peter, K. (UOP LLC, 25 East Algonquin RoadP. O. Box 501, Des Plaines Illinois, 60017-5017, US)
Application Number:
US2011/036897
Publication Date:
December 01, 2011
Filing Date:
May 18, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
UOP LLC (25 East Algonquin Road, P. O. Box 5017Des Plaines, Illinois, 60017-5017, US)
DUNNE, Stephen, R. (deceased) (1730 Wynnfield Dr, Algonquin, Illinois, 60102-5162, US)
ZHOU, Lubo (UOP LLC, 25 East Algonquin RoadP. O. Box 501, Des Plaines Illinois, 60017-5017, US)
COUGHLIN, Peter, K. (UOP LLC, 25 East Algonquin RoadP. O. Box 501, Des Plaines Illinois, 60017-5017, US)
International Classes:
C10G31/09; B01D53/04; B01D61/58; C10L3/10
Foreign References:
US20050139072A12005-06-30
US20070006732A12007-01-11
US5411721A1995-05-02
US20080141714A12008-06-19
JP2007297605A2007-11-15
JPS62153389A1987-07-08
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
GOLDBERG, Mark (UOP LLC, 25 East Algonquin RoadP. O. Box 501, Des Plaines IL, 60017-5017, US)
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