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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/244399
Title:
Sulfur Recovery Using the Modified Claus Process
Author:
Kinsinger, Corey Laws; Chac, George; Ksionda, Michael; Niselson, David
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The goal of the project was to remove sulfur from a waste stream of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide. This was accomplished through a modified form of the Claus process. The Claus process combusts hydrogen sulfide and oxygen to produce a specific level of sulfur dioxide. The Claus reaction then catalytically reacts the two sulfur compounds to form elemental sulfur and water. The elemental sulfur is condensed out of the process to be sold, while the remaining gas is vented to the atmosphere. This vented gas met all EPA laws regarding sulfur emissions limits, and released only 1.4 kg per day of sulfur compounds. The primary improvements from the standard Claus process were the addition of desiccators and the development of a heat exchanger network. The desiccators remove water, one of the products of the reaction, in order to improve conversion in the process. The heat exchanger network reduces the reliance on utilities and water usage to maintain desired temperatures. Overall, the project was determined to have a $1.63 million net present value, making it an economically sound proposal.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Chemical Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSulfur Recovery Using the Modified Claus Processen_US
dc.creatorKinsinger, Corey Lawsen_US
dc.contributor.authorKinsinger, Corey Lawsen_US
dc.contributor.authorChac, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKsionda, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorNiselson, Daviden_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe goal of the project was to remove sulfur from a waste stream of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide. This was accomplished through a modified form of the Claus process. The Claus process combusts hydrogen sulfide and oxygen to produce a specific level of sulfur dioxide. The Claus reaction then catalytically reacts the two sulfur compounds to form elemental sulfur and water. The elemental sulfur is condensed out of the process to be sold, while the remaining gas is vented to the atmosphere. This vented gas met all EPA laws regarding sulfur emissions limits, and released only 1.4 kg per day of sulfur compounds. The primary improvements from the standard Claus process were the addition of desiccators and the development of a heat exchanger network. The desiccators remove water, one of the products of the reaction, in order to improve conversion in the process. The heat exchanger network reduces the reliance on utilities and water usage to maintain desired temperatures. Overall, the project was determined to have a $1.63 million net present value, making it an economically sound proposal.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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