FCC Flue Gas Treatment by implementing BELCO Wet Scrubbing Technology

Presented By

Florin Enache - Lukoil Petrotel

John Bothsa - Dupont Clean Technologies

Scott Eagleson - BELCO Technologies Corp.

Conference: Valencia 2018

courtesy of DupontEver more stringent emission regulations require many refiners to reduce regenerator flue gas emissions from fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCUs). In 2015, one of the largest Eastern European refineries commissioned a new wet scrubbing system to control FCCU emissions towards meeting EU requirements considering the best available techniques (BAT) for refining mineral crudes and gases. After three (3) years of scrubber operation, the S.C. PETROTEL-LUKOIL S.A. refinery in Romania show cases their successful experience with the installation, commissioning, operation and optimization of this wet scrubbing system. The combined control of particulate and SOx emissions with wet scrubbing has proven to be the right decision for this refinery.


Florin Enache_Petrotel-Lukoil RefineryFlorin Enache is a Process Engineer with Petrotel-Lukoil refinery. Florin is part of Petrotel-Lukoil since 2004 and held the following positions: Project Manager, FCC Process Engineer, Head of Research & Development Department, Shift Coordinator Engineer for Refinery Utilities and Environmental Protection.

Florin holds two Master’s degrees in “Management in Petroleum Industry” and “Advanced Technologies in Environmental Engineering” from Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania and two Bachelor’s Degrees in “Chemical engineering, Specialization Petroleum Processing and Petrochemistry” from Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti and also in “Biochemistry” from University of Bucharest, Romania.

John Ramesh Bothsa is an Independent Consultant – EMEAI & SEA (Business Development & Technical) for DuPont Clean Technologies, which includes BELCO® Wet Scrubbing Technology, MECS SAR technology, DynaWave reverse jet Scrubbers, IsoTherming® Hydroprocessing Technology and STRATCO® Alkylation Technology.   Ramesh joined DuPont in 1999.

Prior to DuPont, Ramesh worked with high pressure water jetting systems for coke oven applications in steel mills and earlier to that in manufacturing industry for steel and refractory plant machinery in a variety of Planning and Engineering roles.

Ramesh earned a B.Sc (Engg)-Mechanical from National Institute of Technology – Rourkela in India (formerly known as REC), PG Diploma in Industrial Pollution Management and an MBA in Marketing from Andhra University, also in India. He is registered as a member with ASME.

Scott EaglesonScott T. Eagleson is Global Development Manager for BELCO® Applications with DuPont Clean Technologies, located in Chesterfield. Missouri, USA. He has over 25 years of experience with DuPont focused on the application, design, and implementation of flue gas cleaning systems.  This includes extensive work with wet scrubbing and third stage separators for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units, as well systems for emissions control on fired heaters, boiler, incinerators and industrial process. He has authored and co-authored over 25 papers on the control of flue gas emissions and co-holds a patent for controlling NOx emissions with wet scrubbing.


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