UV and Condensation Technology for Applications in the UOG for Removal of Air Contaminants

Cooper Langford, University of Calgary
GL 910451

We propose to develop technology that will be capable of treating various hydrocarbon emissions from the oil and gas industry, and particularly benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) emissions from glycol dehydration units, using UV photolysis. Because this technology is probably going to be most effective as a polishing technique after condensation of a large fraction of the BTX, we also propose to develop the capability to predict condensation efficiencies, as this will be part of any design of an integrated condensation-UV treatment for glycol dehydration unit as well as other emissions. We plan to have the viability of the technology established, and a prototype of a full-scale system developed on paper within a time frame of three years.