POLAREX® technology provides chemical manufacturers, refiners and gas processors dramatically improved separation of entrained and dissolved contaminants relative to that achievable through implementation of conventional water wash or solvent scrubbing towers. Conventional approaches to washing or scrubbing are often limited by contact efficiency and subsequent separation efficiency, resulting in limited performance and large capital investments. The POLAREX® platform was developed utilizing our advanced micro and nano-fiber technology to create a single stage, high efficiency, structured contactor / separator.
The patented POLAREX® technology may be applied to the extraction of soluble components from either liquid or gas process streams. The POLAREX® technology has application to both contaminant removal (e.g. - caustic, dissolved acids, salts, acid gases or reaction by-products) as well as recovery of valuable products or solvents (e.g. – recover soluble amines from treated LPG) for as little as 20% of the capital associated with a conventional wash system.