Chemical Processing and Petrochemical
Ion exchange technology for purification and synthesis in the chemical processing and petrochemical industry.
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Purolite has served the chemical processing and petrochemical industry for over three decades and has established a track record of providing high-quality, tailored resin solutions to this growing space.
The petrochemical industry produces petroleum and natural gas-based chemicals that are the building blocks to the production of plastics, synthetic rubber, solvents, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, additives, and adhesives. It is very capital intensive, relies on significant technological innovation, and operates in a global product market. As petroleum based products evolve, resin technology can be found within or in support of many production processes.
Purolite ion exchange, chelation and adsorbent products are used to perform the purification of chemical streams, treatment of boiler feed water, condensate polishing, wastewater streams, and to recover precious metals typically dispersed in the produced streams.
On synthesis reactions, Purolite offers catalyst resin grades with large pores, thus avoiding blockage, fouling and possible breakage. For BPA synthesis, our catalysts deliver better conversion, longer lifetime and improved pressure drop.
In brine purification (chlor alkali electrolysis), ion exchange resins and chelating functional group resins remove metals to very low levels prior to electrolysis to improve electrolyzer efficiency and equipment life.
For chemical processes using precious metals (i.e., platinum, palladium) for catalysis, these metals may be unknowingly leached into the process streams. Purolite provides a number of chelating resins displaying high selectivity for these precious metals, and capturing these metals on resins can recover significant revenue and increase product purity.
Our resins are also used for esterification, amine reclamation and monoethylene glycol (MEG) production. In addition to providing unique resin solutions for a wide range of challenging applications, Purolite is recognized globally for outstanding technical sales and support, a customer-centered approach and top-tier research and development resources and laboratories.
Common applications for ion exchange resins for chemical processing and petrochemicals include:
Demineralization - High organics water
Demineralization - High Regeneration Efficiency
Demineralization - Ready to Use Mixed Bed
Demineralization - SAC Component
Demineralization - SBA Component
Demineralization - WAC Component
Demineralization - WBA Component
Natural Organic Matter (NOM) Removal
Softening - High TDS Water
Softening - High Temperature
Softening - Industrial