Proprietary Results – Based State of the Art Desulphurization and Upgrading Solution
IUT owns 1 PCT patent related to the use of ultrasonic waves in conjunction with an oxidant and catalyst(s) to desulphurize hydrocarbons.
Depending upon the feedstock, IUT’s ultrasonic technology can be used to obtain higher grades of petroleum products at reduced costs. The process can remove sulphur up to 98% from different oil streams. The technology is not only relevant, but our first generation units are commercially ready for the lighter fuel oil market and can be built and installed for small to mid-sized refineries. The results achieved to date have proven our technology to be more efficient, scalable, affordable and effective. Our Second Generation IUT desulphurization process has been adapted for its application on High Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oils in compliance with the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap regulations. A second catalytic reactor phase has been added to the existing commercial process which incorporates all of the advantages of catalysis and steam reforming/Aqua processing. Several HSHFO feedstocks have run through IUT’s pilot plant generating VLSFO while also consistently demonstrating upgrading benefits with notable reductions in metals, viscosity, density, TAN, Ash content and Micro Carbon Residue as well as sediments.
Disruptive. Innovative. Remove Sulphur and Upgrade. The IUT advantage.
There are numerous sulphur removal technologies available to refineries and petrochemical plants, however, there are challenges with these current technologies which include high capital/operational costs, complex operational requirements, they are less efficient and traditionally have a higher environmental impact. IUT’s technology presents a viable alternative to traditional hydrogenation technologies as it produces a better product in a safer, more efficient and affordable way.