COKE GAS PURIFICATION PROJECT LEADS TO SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS AND BETTER QUALITY PRODUCTS 

21/03/2018 14:49:00

In cooperation with the Faculty of Technology of the University of Tuzla, a meeting with Professor Zehrudin Osmanović was held in Coke plant, on the subject of coke gas purifying for the battery heating.


On this occasion professor Osmanović expressed the desire to review as a team the proposal of the solution for the cleaning the plaque layers on the gas-supplying armature system in the basement of the coke battery no. 5.

- Based on the conversation with GIKIL's engineers we have clearly defined the problem. During the coking process, crude coke gas goes to WU Condensation where tar, ammonium water, benzene and certain polymers are separated from the gas. Gas cleaned partly goes to Power plant and the other part to the coke battery to warm the coke chamber. Gas as such causes permanent clogging in the gas-supplying armature system in the basement of the battery, whereby the work force has to physically eliminate impurities. In this section, it is necessary to find a way to further purify coke gas from the impurities. It is necessary to examine the impurity composition, and it is supposed to be naphthalene and certain sulphur compounds – said Osmanović.


Implementation of the project results will be preceded by the test phase, and according to the management of the Coke plant, the project benefits for GIKIL will be multiple.   

-In that direction, it is necessary to make a semi-industrial experiment, and if the results prove to be applicable, it will be applied on the battery. This would cause great savings in the engagement of the team for cleaning, but also a better and equalized heating, and ultimately a better coke quality - said Meliha Brkić, Head of Heating Regime on the coke battery. 

The coke gas purification project is one of a total of 18 proposed technical-technological projects for implementation in cooperation with the Faculty of Technology in Tuzla. The initiative for closer scientific and educational cooperation arose after the signing of the Agreement, and a series of meetings with the plant directors and the Management of our company. The projects were proposed by three GIKIL’s plants, namely Coke plant, AMK and Fertilizer plant, and 14 professors and assistants from the Faculty of Technology were interested in participating in the project implementation.