3594985 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 4 patents.

An improved solvent and process for treating and separating acid gas, particularly hydrogen sulfide from gas mixtures containing the same, such as natural gas mixtures containing hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and methane. The process involves the use of a solvent comprising a mixture of dimethyl ethers of polyethylene glycols to absorb the hydrogen sulfide and part of the carbon dioxide under superatmospheric pressure. The solvent containing dissolved hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide is flashed at reduced pressure to remove most of the carbon dioxide and produce a 'semilean' solvent. Part of the semilean solvent is recycled to an intermediate part of the absorber; the remaining semilean solvent containing hydrogen sulfide is subjected to an oxygen containing gas under conditions that result in complete removal of the hydrogen sulfide to produce a 'lean' solvent. The lean solvent is recycled to the top of the absorber. By the use of two solvent feeds to the absorber, the economy of the process is improved.

Title
Acid gas removal from gas mixtures
Application Number
04/832,368
Publication Number
3594985
Application Date
June 11, 1969
Publication Date
July 27, 1971
Inventor
Furbush Seymour A
Ameen Jameil
Assignee
Allied Chemical Corporation
IPC
B01d 53/00
C10K 01/16
C10K 01/00
C10G 05/00
C10G 05/04
B01D 53/48
B01D 53/52
B01D 53/14
C10L 03/10
C10L 03/00
C07C 43/00
C07C 43/11
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