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Merichem introduces product to sweeten mercaptans in jet fuel

Merichem has launched MERICAT J, a next-generation technology to remove heavy mercaptans in jet fuel, kerosene and other middle distillate streams.  Simple and modular, MERICAT J is based on the MERICAT platform and employs Merichem’s FIBER FILM technology with a proprietary solution to sweeten mercaptans without the need for a fixed carbon bed.

The unit’s smaller footprint reduces capital costs. And because there is no downtime for carbon change-out, costly shutdowns are avoided and unit run lengths are greatly increased. The new technology is designed to work in conjunction with Merichem’s  processes for removing naphthenic acid compounds and with its process for removing soluble organic and inorganic impurities.

“Merichem has transformed into an innovation and solutions company while maintaining our reputation for cost effectiveness and reliability,” said Kenneth F. Currie, Merichem chairman and CEO. “MERICAT J is another breakthrough product from Merichem’s research and development team that gives our refining customers practical and efficient solutions for increasingly complex challenges. Merichem is introducing a suite of new and advanced technologies, products and services aimed at making hydrocarbon processing more effective at lower cost.”

MERICAT J employs the company’s proprietary solution as the treating reagent along with air to oxidize heavy mercaptans.

More information is available on Merichem’s website, www.merichem.com.


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