Technology that Cleans Mercury from Natural Gas Recognized at Global IChemE Awards

A new technology that removes toxic mercury from natural gas more efficiently was a winner at this year’s Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Annual Awards and Dinner to recognize excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical and process industries.

The Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories Research Centre (Quill) in partnership with Petronas collected three awards for their new technology – the world’s first solid-supported ionic liquid mercury removal unit – which is up to six times more efficient than current methods, according to IChemE.

In addition to collecting the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering, Quill and Petronas were presented with the Sustainable Technology Award and Chemical Engineering Project of the Year Award.

Another big winner from the evening was Sellafield Ltd, which also collected three awards in the areas of education and training, health and safety, and nuclear innovation.

The awards featured winners from five continents.

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