ANGUS Introduces New Developmental Additive for Acid Gas Removal

ANGUS leads research efforts to help improve the purity, quality and value of gas and liquid product streams

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – MAY 25, 2016 – ANGUS Chemical Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of nitroalkanes and their derivatives, today announced MMAMP (Mono-Methyl 2-Amino-2-Methyl-1-Propanol), a new developmental additive for acid gas removal. MMAMP helps customers effectively separate unwanted contaminants or agents from fluid streams in the elimination of acid gas.

Amines are frequently used as an absorption medium during acid gas removal. Removing acid gas efficiently requires an amine that has high acid gas absorption capacity and rate, low heat of absorption/desorption, low vapor pressure, low hydrocarbons absorption, gas selectivity, non-corrosivity, thermal stability and solubility. Currently, MMAMP is the only amine that meets all these criteria.

“Increasing absorption of carbon dioxide will allow for more effective capture, processing and purification of various gas streams,” said Dave Green, vice president of Research and Development at ANGUS. “With MMAMP, ANGUS continues to build upon its 70-year tradition of providing innovative, high-quality specialized chemicals that help our customers perform better and produce outstanding products.”

Compared to other commonly used amines for acid gas removal, MMAMP has a clear advantage of carbon dioxide absorption capacity and energy requirements. Studies show that MMAMP increases carbon dioxide absorption by 52 percent, and decreases heat of absorption per mole of carbon dioxide by 18 percent when used as a drop-in replacement for MEA (monoethanolamine).

ANGUS is currently developing MMAMP samples for gas treating. For more information on why MMAMP will be a suitable amine for use in forming effective absorption media, visit: MMAMP Application Bulletin.

About ANGUS Chemical Company

ANGUS Chemical Company (“ANGUS”) is a specialty and fine chemical company dedicated to the development of novel chemistry that helps customers deliver enhanced product and process performance. ANGUS is committed to constantly improving products and services by mastering science and technology. The company innovates through its unique nitroalkane chemistry, which harbors the reactivity to create complex molecules for use in a wide variety of applications. The innate characteristics of this chemistry enable multifunctional additives which improve performance, reduce reaction steps and cut synthesis costs.

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