Solvent degradation and corrosion can be a show-stopper for process and solvent development. Amount of degradation is one of the factors that dictate the need for solvent make-up. In addition to degradation contributing to higher cost connected to solvent make-up, some of the degradation compounds formed have unwanted properties as high corrosivity or high volatility. For example, volatile degradation compounds might escape from the absorber and results in increased environmental impact of the process if not properly controlled. Furthermore, fundamental understanding of the corrosion and degradation are the key when developing countermeasures for degradation. Understanding the connection of different process parameters and degradation compounds present is therefore of high interest.
Description of the facility
The facility contains setups to study solvent degradation. This installation includes 3 apparatuses.