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Main Title Characterization of sulfur recovery in oil and natural gas production /
Author Murthy, Keshava S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Herring, William.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-450/3-75-081; EPA-68-02-0611; PB248602
Stock Number PB-248 602
OCLC Number 46325920
Subjects Gas manufacture and works--Environmental aspects ; Sulfur ; Air--Pollution ; Air--Purification
Additional Subjects Desulfurization ; Natural gas ; Air pollution abatement ; Crude oil ; Petroleum industry ; Production rate ; Oil recovery ; Process charting ; Chemical analyses ; Petroleum refining ; Sweet crudes ; Carbon dioxide ; Fuel gases ; Materials recovery ; Performance evaluation ; Assessments ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution control equipment ; Combustion products ; Industrial engineering ; Gas sweetening processes ; Liquid sweetening processes
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-75-081 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/19/2014
EKBD  EPA-450/3-75-081 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/23/2001
ESAD  EPA 450-3-75-081 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-248 602 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill.
Information is presented on production processes at natural gas fields, the resulting sulfurous emissions and how they are controlled. References are included.
EPA project officer: William Herring. Prepared by Battelle Columbus Laboratories. "August 1974." Final report. Includes bibliographical references (p. 72-73). "EPA-450/3-75-081." PB-248602. Photocopy.
Contents Notes
The U. S. oil and natural gas production and processing systems are described. The sources of sulfur emissions in these systems as well as the current methods of control of such emissions are traced. Fourteen major and four minor processes for sweetening (removing Hb2sS) sour gas, two processes (Claus and Stretford) for production of sulfur and six processes for tail gas cleanup are described. Some factors that may help choose a process of a particular application are also indicated. The location of 84 Claus sulfur production plants used in natural gas facilities, their design capactiy, and production data are tabulated. The contribution of SOb2s emissions from the natural gas processing industry to the national SOb2s emission is compared and described. Control options available for different levels of hypothetical allowable sulfur emissions from the natural gas inudstry are described.