Membrane Technology & Research

PETROCHEMICAL

Polypropylene Production

Since 1996, MTR has installed over 20 VaporSep® systems for recovering propylene and nitrogen from resin degassing bin gas.  The typical payback time for propylene recovery is less than 1 year.  MTR has worked successfully with a variety of process licensors, including Novolen, Innovene, Mitsui, and Unipol.  Click here for more information about polypropylene production.

Ethylene Oxide (EO) and Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) Production

The production of EO and VAM involves the selective oxidation of ethylene.  VaporSep systems can be used to recover greater than 90% of the ethylene from the reactor’s purge stream.  Click here for more information about EO and VAM production.

Polyethylene (PE) Production

In PE plants, VaporSep systems can be used to recover hydrocarbons from resin bin off-gas and reactor column vents. MTR has worked successfully with a number of process licensors, including ChevronPhillips, Univation, Innovene, and Basell.  Click here for more information about PE production.

Fuel Gas Recovery

VaporSep systems enable polyolefin producers to recover valuable fuel gas from purge bin offgas.   Click here for more information about Fuel Gas Recovery.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Production

VaporSep systems allow PVC producers to recover 95% to 99% of the VCM otherwise lost in the production process.  Click here for more information about PVC production.

 
 
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