REVIEWED P2 OPTIONS
for the Oil and Gas - Amine Absorption Process
Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.
Reviewed Oil and Gas - Amine Absorption Options
Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists.
These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.
Use an amine reclaimer in the system to allow reuse of amine and minimize the volume of waste generated.
Use amine filter
Use an amine filter to extend life of solution and maintain efficiency.
Manage filters (amine and charcoal)
Change filters only when necessary. Use differential pressure as an indicator of needed change.
Use reusable filters.
When handling filters, tank precautions to prevent oil spillage.
Isolate all drained fluids in a reasonable container for in-process recycling.
Iron sponge and iron sulfide scale
Consider alternative methods of removing hydrogen sulfide from gas stream.
Treat production streams with biocide or scale inhibitor to reduce iron sulfide formation.
The Zero Waste Network is a project of the University of Texas at Arlington's Enviornmental Training institute. The tools on this site are presented free of charge to help you find pollution prevention alternatives that work for your facility. They were originally developed throught the support of grant funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and contributions from several state, private and non-governmental entities. If you need assistance implementing these options contact us, or enroll in one of our upcoming classes .