MECS® Sulfuric Acid and Environmental Technologies
MECS® has provided best-in-class sulfuric acid plant processes, clean technologies, and specialty products to a wide distribution of industries for over 80 years. Our proprietary solutions are engineered to perform and built to last.
MECS® is the global leader in sulfuric acid plant design and technology licensing for the phosphate fertilizer, oil refining, metal smelting, and numerous other industries. Our expert engineers apply the centuries of combined experience MECS® and DuPont have acquired in building over 1000 acid plants worldwide, as well as in producing and safely handling numerous compounds in our own facilities.
MECS® offers solutions for a wide range of markets, including power, ferrous metals, cement, titanium dioxide, coal gasification, and chemical processes, with a special focus on the chlorine and organic chemicals segments. Our world-class gas cleaning products control air emissions. Our custom-engineered heat exchange products recover energy for the chemical process industry. And our unique process technology enhances value for oil refineries.
Engineered to Perform and Built to Last
At the core of our technical expertise are our commitment to quality and our reputation for proven product innovation. Expert MECS® consultants can customize our technical services and proprietary technologies to achieve new performance gains for your organization. We can help you meet and exceed regulatory requirements or solve crucial plant operating bottlenecks. Our solutions can help you increase process reliability and energy efficiency, even as you lower your operating and maintenance costs.
Our experts bring a practical approach to plant evaluations, troubleshooting, and new technology solutions. A high percentage of MECS® personnel — in process, design and solution engineering, as well as project and product management — have previous plant operating, maintenance and start-up experience. Our design engineering group features all the disciplines needed to create world-class process-related technology. To this end, we employ state-of-the-art tools such as 3D CAD and CFD. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, our expert consultants can work closely with your team to analyze, recommend, engineer and implement a custom solution for your specific needs.
World-Leading Sulfuric Acid Plant Processes
MECS® has a long and successful history in providing proven and reliable solutions to the sulfuric acid industry. Our solutions feature breakthrough technologies, many of which have revolutionized performance, quality and cost-effectiveness for the sulfuric acid industry. We offer complete processes and plant designs for sulfur burning, metallurgy, spent acid recovery, and wet gas sulfuric acid recovery (SULFOX).
DynaWave® Wet Gas Scrubbers
DynaWave® is the only wet gas scrubbing process that can use a variety of reagents and accomplish multiple functions — including SO2 acid gas absorption, quenching, particulate removal, and oxidation — all in one scrubber. A unique, high-performance environmental technology, DynaWave® has been implemented by MECS® in over 300 solutions worldwide, in various industries.
Brink® Mist Eliminators for Air Emissions Control
MECS® offers the industry’s broadest range of products designed to remove virtually any type of mist from any gas stream, including elusive submicron-sized aerosol mists. Thousands of our systems have been installed in hundreds of applications: from sulfuric acid to asphalt manufacturing, plastic extrusions, metalworking, and beyond.
Innovative Heat Exchange Technologies
MECS® gas-to-gas heat exchanger technology offers one of the most efficient means on the market for recovering heat from energy-consuming applications in a wide range of industries. Our flexible and modular fully welded plate heat exchangers (MECS-ThermoZ™) or non-welded “floating” plate units (OCAP™) have delivered results in fertilizer, refining, non-ferrous metals, general chemicals, and coal gasification installations, as well as many others. For the sulfuric acid industry, we also offer a flexible and modular fully welded plate heat exchanger, MonPlex II™.
ZeCor® Engineered Alloys and Other Specialty Products
We revolutionized the sulfuric acid industry with a full line of corrosion-resistant equipment in our cost-effective ZeCor® family of alloys, exclusively available from MECS®. All of our specialty products, from high-performance alloys to innovative tower packing, join distinctive materials with MECS® process and design expertise, to deliver solutions that keep plants operating safely and smoothly.
High-Performance Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid Plant Applications
The high quality of MECS® catalyst derives from our research and development to balance and optimize the key attributes of activity, pressure drop, hardness, and service life. MECS® has the complete technical expertise, proven catalyst performance, and overall sulfuric acid plant production knowledge to specify the proper type of catalyst to maximize value for your sulfuric acid plant.
Sulfuric Acid Plant Services and Solutions
Whether you’re considering an acid plant expansion, or seek to improve plant reliability or optimize plant operation, our Global Engineered Solutions (GES) professionals are an integral extension of the MECS® sulfuric acid technology teams. GES complements MECS® design and engineering expertise by providing existing sulfuric acid facilities with a comprehensive suite of offerings, including process-critical equipment, ongoing reliability, operability, environmental, and safety services and support.
DuPont hosts an annual Best Practices Workshop highlighting the STRATCO® Alkylation and MECS® Sulfuric Acid Regeneration Technologies. This year's event will take place September 7-12, 2014.
Read about the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) consulting philosophy and learn more about transformational business solutions informed by years of practical experience.
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) ZeCor® technical bulletin to learn more about our ZeCor® Alloy corrosion-resistant and high-performance metal.
Product Data Sheets (5)
- Technical Paper: HAZOP / Interlock Review Acid Gas Block Valve on Spent Acid Plant (PDF)
- Technical Paper: Low Cost & Reliable Sulfur Recovery (PDF)
- Technical Paper: A Review of DynaWave® Technology (PDF)
- Technical Paper: Catalyst Products and Technical Services (PDF)
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on the Aurora Facility to learn about the successful use of a combination of two distinct MECS® high-performance catalysts in a grass roots, large scale, new sulfur-burning acid plant in North America.
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS)case study on how MECS® ZeCor® materials are intrinsic to CF Industries and JR Simplot plant success.
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Kiri Dyes & Chemicals Ltd. to learn more about how their sulfur-burning acid plant achieves low SO2 emissions using MECS® Catalyst in all converter passes.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Discover how our mist elimination systems meet emission regulations in fuming acid, organic, asphalt and metalworking mist and oil smoke applications.
See how TowerGARD® Mesh Pads from MECS® yield 50% turndown ratios or higher for sulfuric acid plants, significantly boosting corrosion resistance.
The MECS® OCAP™ Non-Welded Heat Exchanger is a customized, modular air preheater. See how it delivers impressive energy efficiency and process savings.
Discover how a MECS® MonPlex II™ Fully-Welded Plate Heat Exchanger for sulfuric acid plants achieves unsurpassed process efficiency and cost savings.
See how this Fully-Welded Plate Heat Exchanger enables the greatest heat recovery and savings for the refinery, chemical, power and other industries.