Khalda Petroleum Company (an international joint venture company in Egypt) has recently found Mercury as a naturally occurring component of geological derived hydrocarbons in the Western Egyptian desert. Since then, Khalda Petroleum Company has concentrated on measuring and removing of the mercury from its produced gas. A mercury removal unit was installed at Salam gas processing plant. The mercury contents of the gas at the inlet and outlet of Salam mercury removal unit have been continuously monitored. This paper covers the process design, the field analysis procedures, and the performance of the Salam mercury removal unit. Such study is an original contribution to the knowledge of mercury problems in the gas industry and the technologies used for mercury removal.

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