Recovery of Valuable Olefins from Waste Streams
Purge or waste streams from polymerization reactors or other petrochemical operations where inert compounds or contaminants can build up over time often contain significant concentrations of valuable olefins. Permylene can be used to recover olefins from these streams to a useful purity level for recycle processing, often where distillation is not feasible. This diverts olefins that would likely normally be flared off to a high value use. The olefin recovery is often in excess of 35%.