News | August 25, 2010

TUPRAS Selects Merichem Technologies For Jet Fuel And Spent Caustic Treatment At Izmir Refinery

Source: Merichem Company

Turkish Petroleum Refining Corporation (TUPRAS) has selected Merichem Company (Merichem) to provide multiple technologies for the treatment of kerosene/jet fuel as well as technology for on-site treatment of associated spent caustic at the company's Izmir refinery. Having already completed basic engineering, Merichem will now provide proprietary hardware and licensing for its NAPFINING™, MERICAT™ II, and AQUAFINING™ technologies for treatment of the 22,643 BPSD hydrocarbon stream to meet jet fuel specifications. These technologies are based on Merichem's proprietary, state-of-the-art, non-dispersive FIBER-FILM® Contactor. Merichem will also provide basic engineering, modular supply of equipment, and licensing for its MERICON™ Spent Caustic Neutralization Technology for treatment of up to 1.6 m3/hour of spent caustic ahead of the existing wastewater treatment plant. This technology is based on Merichem's more than 60 years' experience in treating spent caustic solutions at its own facilities in the U.S.A.

TUPRAS is Turkey's largest industrial enterprise with a total crude processing capacity of 28.1M tons per year among its four refineries, including 11M tons/year of crude processing capacity at Izmir. The company is primarily owned by Koc Holding A.S., while 49% of its shares are publicly traded. For more information, visit

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.

About Merichem Company
Merichem Company provides a diversified portfolio of products and services to a wide range of operations, including the refining and petrochemical industries. With more than 1,000 licensed process units worldwide, Merichem is a 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, visit

SOURCE: Merichem Company