Solubility of Hydrocarbons in Amine Treating Solutions

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During gas treating with amines, a portion of the hydrocarbons can dissolve in the amine solution and the dissolved hydrocarbons are then vaporized from the amine during low pressure flash and stripping of the solvent. Previous projects sponsored by the GPA Midstream Association have measured the solubility of a number of liquid hydrocarbons in amines. These data are useful in the rediction of the solubility of components of hydrocarbon liquids and gases during gas treating, which can be important for the estimation of process material balance, emissions, and equipment sizing.
GPA Midstream Project 141 extends these solubility measurements for a number of hydrocarbons (aromatics and paraffins) in a variety of amine solutions with a matrix of conditions which lend themselves ultimately to correlation of the results.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages149
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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