Commercial Validation Site at Texas Refinery
IUT owns 8 U.S. patents related to the use of ultrasonic waves in conjunction with an oxidant and catalyst to desulphurize hydrocarbons.
The patented technology and process has been commercially validated in a US refining facility and successfully reduced sulphur content to meet the customer's expectations. It has been proven that IUT technology can successfully remove sulphur content of different processed petroleum products including natural gas liquids (NGL), gasoline, kerosene and diesel to less than 10 parts per million, which meets the ultra low sulphur transportation fuel standards of many countries.
Depending upon the feedstock, IUT's ultrasonic technology can be used to obtain higher grades of petroleum products at reduced costs. The process can remove sulphur up to 98% from different oil streams.
Our technology has several economic and regulatory demand drivers with the recent amendments to the sulphur content standards in various petroleum products across the entire world. click here for a list of regulatory requirements.
Challenges of Traditional Hydrodesulphurization
There are numerous sulphur removal technologies available to refineries and petrochemical plants. But there are challenges with these current technologies which include high capital/operational costs, complex operational requirements, less efficient and they traditionally have a higher environmental impact.
Benefits of IUT's Ultrasonic Assisted Oxidative Desulphurization
Benefits include: no hydrogen addition, low temperature/ pressure, reduced footprint, low equipment and processing cost, quick installation and setup, easily transportable, high output potential, and increased profit margin. Click here for more benefits.
IUT's Technology has been commercially validated in a US refining facility. All data proved that the technology can successfully remove sulphur content in petroleum streams to less than 10ppm. Click here for more information.
“The technology was proven to be valuable, scalable and
relevant to a wide range of product streams”