Several articles have been released over recent years highlighting the emergence of new technologies and the impact they will have on the global petrochemicals industry. This latest article ‘Seven chemical separations to change the world’ does well to summarize the significant opportunity and challenges faced by the development of membrane technologies. While the size of the opportunity is driving interest and development, there are naturally several commercialization challenges that lie ahead.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, May 19, 2015
The Permylene Membrane System was a featured technology at the 27th Ethylene Producers Conference that was held April 26-30, 2015, at the Austin Hilton in Austin, Texas. Ali Hamza, Technology Manager for Imtex Membranes Corp. presented the topic “Continuous Olefin/Paraffin Separation with Permylene™ Facilitated Transport Membranes” at the conference that was attended by over 1600 delegates representing major petrochemical manufacturers and engineering companies from around the world.
T he Permylene Membrane System is the first commercially available facilitated transport membrane system that offers a high performance, lower cost alternative to traditional distillation techniques for olefin extraction and purification in the petrochemical and refining industries. Permylene offers significant economic and environmental benefits over the distillation processes typically employed for olefin-paraffin separations.
“The Permylene Membrane System was very well received at the conference,” said Glenn Towe, President and CEO of Imtex. “Imtex was pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response to this revolutionary technology, a technology that has been in development for the last several years. The Permylene Membrane System offers producers of mixed olefin-paraffin streams the opportunity to separate and recover high purity olefins at a significantly reduced capital investment and operating cost versus conventional separation processes.”
Founded in 2007, Imtex is an advanced membrane separation technology company that is focused on the rapid deployment of a patented high performance, reliable and cost-effective membrane technology for the separation of olefins from paraffins and other compounds. Imtex is committed to delivering dramatic improvements in the efficiency, sustainability and cost effectiveness of these important separations to the petrochemical industry. To learn more about Imtex and the Permylene Membrane System, go to www.imtexmembranes.com.
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