MECS® DynaWave® Wet Gas Scrubber
This unique, high-performance environmental technology has applications in numerous industries. DynaWave® is the only wet scrubber that accommodates a variety of reagents and handles multiple functions in one process, including SO2 acid gas absorption.
Increasingly stringent air pollution controls require refineries, power plants, chemical manufacturers, and cement kilns to remove acid gases and particulate matter from flue gas before releasing it to the atmosphere. The DynaWave® Wet Gas Scrubber offers a proven approach. Featuring unique MECS® Froth Zone technology, DynaWave® is our preeminent solution for particulate removal, hot gas quenching, and acid gas absorption — all in one vessel.
Many industries gain competitive advantage, as well as financial benefits, by implementing DynaWave®. This innovative technology can pay for itself as it allows a facility to cleanly utilize a less costly fuel source, such as pet coke or high-sulfur coal. MECS® experts have installed the DynaWave® Wet Gas Scrubber at over 300 locations, in various industries around the world. The distinctive DynaWave® design is helping reduce air emissions and increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness in power generation, refining, cement production, and sulfuric acid plants, among other applications.
Four Functions in One to Reduce Costs
Most industry applications require a wet gas scrubber to perform two or more of the following functions.
- Quench incoming gas
- Remove acid gases
- Oxidize sulfites to sulfates
- Eliminate particulate matter
In many conventional scrubbers or simple caustic scrubbers, each function occurs in a different area of the vessel, or outside the scrubber altogether. The DynaWave® Wet Gas Scrubber is different from conventional scrubbers in that it handles all four of these functions in the same vessel. Three of the functions take place in a unique area known as the Froth Zone. The fourth function, oxidation, is achieved in situ in the vessel sump. No other scrubber is capable of this performance. Our straightforward approach reduces both capital and operating costs. Most importantly, it allows for minimal equipment inside the vessel, making DynaWave® an extremely reliable and low-maintenance scrubber.
Unique Features and Benefits
DynaWave® offers numerous benefits over conventional wet gas scrubbers:
- Virtually unpluggable, with large, open-bore liquid injectors and nonrestrictive, open vessels
- The only wet scrubbing process that can use a variety of reagents, including:
- Sodium hydroxide, NaOH
- Calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH)2
- Calcium carbonate, CaCO3
- Magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2
- And others
- Simple to operate
- Low maintenance
- High on-stream reliability
- Zero liquid effluent (using lime or limestone reagent)
Expert Solutions, Customized to Your Needs
MECS® engineering experts can customize DynaWave® for your specific application needs, as we’ve already done for many industries. Major companies in the metallurgical, power, cement, and many other industries currently depend on DynaWave® to meet their clean air requirements.
- Sulfur Recovery Units (SRU)
SRUs recover a high percentage of the sulfur in off-gases for a broad range of applications in the refining, coal gasification, and natural gas processing industries. DynaWave® removes the rest, and can save the day when a tail gas treatment process goes into bypass.
- Power Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD)
DynaWave® offers an excellent solution for FGD applications in the power industry.
- Cement FGD
DynaWave® masters the challenges of high-inlet SO2 and particulate emissions in FGD applications for the cement industry.
- Titanium Dioxide
The solutions DynaWave® offers to the TiO2 industry are based on over 30 years of experience delivering difficult application solutions.
- Coal Gasification
This green industry looks to DynaWave® to meet its sulfur removal requirements.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Clean Technologies Best Practices Workshop
DuPont hosts an annual Best Practices Workshop highlighting the STRATCO® Alkylation and MECS® Sulfuric Acid Regeneration Technologies. We had a great turnout for our 2014 Best Practices Workshop in September 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA! Our 2015 Best Practices Workshop is in the planning stages, so be on the lookout for more information!
Hydrogen Safety: Sulfuric Acid Today
Feature on hydrogen safety in the sulfuric acid industry in Sulfuric Acid Today by James W. Dougherty, Process Engineer, Mosaic Fertilizer LLC.
ZeCor® Alloy Tech Bulletin
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) ZeCor® technical bulletin to learn more about our ZeCor® Alloy corrosion-resistant and high-performance metal.
Acid Coolers Technical Brochure
Download the MECS® engineered alloy products technical bulletin to get more information on the benefits and uses of our innovative FilmGARD®-5 Anodic Protection System offering.
Zecor® Piping System Information
MECS® ZeCor®-Z piping systems set the leading standard on prevention of leaks. The ultra-low corrosion rate of ZeCor-Z results in reduced maintenance costs. Read the brochure to learn more.
MECS® UniFlo® Technical Bulletin
Read the MECS® UniFlo® acid distributor technical bulletin to learn more about the uses and benefits of our ZeCor®-Z and ZeCor®-310M corrosion-resistant family of alloys in this application.
DynaWave® Application: Cement Kilns
To get more information on improving removal efficiency and protection against corrosion in cement kilns, please read the full bulletin on DynaWave® wet gas scrubber applications.
ZeCor® Alloy Packing Brochure
Read the product and offering brochure to learn more about the features and benefits of using our ZeCor® Alloy packing support system.
ZeCor® Alloy Brochure
Download the ZeCor® Alloy technical bulletin to get more information on the benefits and uses of our corrosion-resistant and high-performance metals.
Mild hydrocracking is catalytic cracking in the presence of hydrogen and operating at ‘mild’ hydrogen partial pressures. IsoTherming® technology limits the temperature rise across the reactor to minimize undesirable side reactions.
IsoTherming® for Diesel Hydrotreaters
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on revamping diesel hydrotreaters with IsoTherming® clean fuel technology.
IsoTherming® Clean Fuel Technology
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) brochure on IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology for cleaner fuel.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
MECS® Brink® Packaged Mist Elimination Systems
Discover how our mist elimination systems meet emission regulations in fuming acid, organic, asphalt and metalworking mist and oil smoke applications.
Brink® TowerGARD® Mesh Pads
See how TowerGARD® Mesh Pads from MECS® yield 50% turndown ratios or higher for sulfuric acid plants, significantly boosting corrosion resistance.
- Process Hazard and Consequence Analysis PSM Workshop
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- MECS® Sulfuric Acid and Environmental Technologies
DuPont Operator Training Simulators (OTS)
We combine our technical expertise and owner/operator experience with our world-class safety culture to deliver a high-impact training program for your operators and engineers. By leveraging the power of DuPont’s high-fidelity dynamic process simulators students learn valuable troubleshooting and response skills in a realistic environment that models “cause and effect” relationships across the entire.