BASF, Abu Dhabi institute to work on gas treatment processes

29 November 2013 17:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF has agreed a research collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s Petroleum Institute to develop new processes for removing aggressive sulphur compounds from acid gases, the Germany-based chemicals major said on Friday.

The collaboration will target methods and processes with a "favourable energy balance," such as membranes used to remove hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from acid gases, BASF said.

The partners will also focus on exploring the use of adsorbents to develop methods with low energy consumption, the company added.

"We look forward to this collaboration because the Petroleum Institute is contributing its excellent expertise in the research, development and production of membranes and adsorbents to the research cooperation," said Jens Rudolph, who is responsible for the Middle East region in BASF’s gas treatment team.

The Abu Dhabi Petroleum Institute was set up in 2001 with sponsorship from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). It currently has 1,200 students and 200 faculty staff.

The institute’s research projects on gas treatment are funded by ADNOC.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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