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thyssenkrupp Uhde's Morphylane® process for aromatics extraction is one of the world's leading technologies for the production of high-purity aromatics. The company also offers a wide range of process design solutions and technologies for aromatics production, some in cooperation with valuable partners:
Divided wall fractionation
Coke oven light oil hydrorefining
Selective hydrogenation of pyrolysis gasoline
Dealkylation of aromatics
Olefin removal units (whitening or clay treating, hydrorefining).
Through an alliance with thyssenkrupp Uhde (Paramax Alliance), Axens also offers the Morphylane® process for licensing within grassroots aromatics complexes that produce para-xylenes and other petrochemical products within the product value chain.
Morphylane® extractive distillation
The purpose of the Morphylane® extractive distillation (ED) process is to produce high-purity aromatics products. A special characteristic of the Morphylane® ED process is its use of the solvent N-formylmorpholine (NFM), which combines optimum selectivity and solvent efficiency.
Use of this solvent offers the following advantages:
High permanent thermal and chemical stability
No corrosive effect
No toxicity / non-hazardous
No need to add water
Low basic nitrogen content
Small solvent inventory, low price.
thyssenkrupp Uhde's Morphylane® process for aromatics extraction boasts:
maximum product purity
extremely low energy consumption.
The Morphylane® process is a technology for recovering high-purity aromatics from reformate, pyrolysis gasoline, coke oven light oil and synthetic feedstock sources using extractive distillation (ED).
In thyssenkrupp Uhde’s proprietary Morphylane® ED process, a single-compound solvent, N-Formylmorpholine (NFM), alters the vapor pressure of the components to be separated. The vapor pressure of the aromatics is lowered more than that of the less soluble non-aromatics, thus allowing the two to be separated.