News | July 22, 2010

REFICAR Selects Merichem Technologies For Treatment Of LPG, Jet Fuel, And Spent Caustic

Source: Merichem Company

Refineria de Cartagena S. A. (REFICAR) has selected Merichem Company (Merichem) to provide multiple technologies for treatment of hydrocarbons and spent caustic at its refinery in Cartagena, Colombia. Merichem will license its AMINEX™, THIOLEX™ and REGEN® technologies and supply modular equipment to treat Coker LPG and Saturated LPG at the facility. Merichem will also license its NAPFINING™, MERICAT™ II, and AQUAFINING™ technologies as well as supply modular equipment, including salt and clay beds for treatment of kerosene/jet fuel. These technologies are based on Merichem's proprietary, state-of-the-art, non-dispersive FIBER-FILM® Contactor.

In addition, REFICAR has also selected Merichem's MERICON™ technology and equipment for the treatment of spent caustic generated by new and existing units.

Merichem has more than 35 years of acidic impurities removal and sweetening experience and offers a complete portfolio of H2S, CO2, naphthenic acid and mercaptan removal or sweetening processes, systems and products to fit a wide range of applications. Additional information is available at

About Merichem Company
Merichem Company provides a diversified portfolio of products and services to a wide range of operations, including the refining and petrochemicals industries. With more than 1,000 licensed process units worldwide, Merichem is the leader in licensing patented process technologies and supplying proprietary equipment to provide hydrocarbon treating solutions and by-product management services that remove sulfur and other impurities from hydrocarbon liquids and gases in the upstream and downstream energy sectors. For more information on Merichem, visit

SOURCE: Merichem Company