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Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Technologies by Gary J. Stiegel, Ting Wang

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Petroleum coke (petcoke) and refinery residues

Luca Mancuso and Silvio Arienti,    Amec Foster Wheeler, Corsico, Milano, Italy

Abstract

Nowadays refineries face the challenge of developing cost-effective strategies for maximizing their yield of lighter and higher-value products to improve their economics and dispose of their residue.

Conversion technologies have been developed and improved over the years under the pressure of this challenge. However, the zero-residue production still remains an impossible target. Conversion, even in its most advanced form, leaves the refinery with a residual bottom product, reduced in volume, but more contaminated with sulfur and metals.

The integration of a gasification plant in the refinery complex ...

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