ECOMERICAT™ technology employs the FIBER FILM® Contactor as the mass transfer device to effectively sweeten mercaptans in gasoline/naphtha and subsequently neutralize phenolic caustic using carbon dioxide to recover phenols to maintain product yield. If gasoline/naphtha sweetening is the only treating objective, then a stand-alone MERICAT™ design would be the appropriate technology solution.

ECOMERICAT™ technology was first licensed in 2000 and to date Merichem has granted two unit operating licenses world-wide. The non-dispersive FIBER FILM® Contactor achieves reduced capital expenditure and less plant space requirements compared to most treating alternatives, making ECOMERICAT™ the technology-of-choice.