DuPont Clean Technologies Sulfuric Acid Symposium in Sochi, Russia, Shares Latest MECS® Technology Intelligence

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A focus on productivity and operating costs are driving industry developments

The symposium is part of a range of events DuPont Clean Technologies holds around the world to discuss our latest technology innovations and to share best sulfuric acid operational practices.

The Sulfuric Acid Symposium held by DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont) in Sochi, Russia, from Oct. 15-16, 2019, focused on the key drivers of the sulfuric acid industry and the technology solutions that have been designed to address them. Attended by more than 60 members of the sulfuric acid industry in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the event presented, evaluated and discussed materials, processes, systems, services, equipment and technologies that are aimed at improving sulfuric acid plant operations, productivity and costs.

“For us this was a great opportunity not only to find out about possible solutions that could help us meet the key objectives of our sulfuric acid plant, but it also was an event that enabled us to network and exchange views with peers, as well as discuss lessons learned and best practices,” said Alexander Smirnov¸ LLC IG “Phosphorit” (EuroChem group), Kingisepp, Leningrad region, Russia.

In nine sessions spread over two days, technology specialists from DuPont Clean Technologies covered topics such as new developments in sulfuric acid catalysts, plant capacity increase and expansion, project execution and process design, troubleshooting and issue investigation, emissions control, lifecycle cost reduction and specific technology solutions. The symposium concluded with a roundtable discussion which focused on plant optimization, turnaround improvements and environmental solutions.

Thierry Marin, Managing Director, DuPont Clean Technologies, EMEA, explained, “The symposium is part of a range of events DuPont Clean Technologies holds around the world to discuss our latest technology innovations and to share best sulfuric acid operational practices. For our clients this workshop is a unique opportunity to share their experiences with MECS® subject matter experts and to discuss industry requirements in terms of productivity increase and emission reduction.”

DuPont Clean Technologies has over 90 years of experience in sulfuric acid plant engineering, processes, energy recovery and environmental technologies. With expertise in designing and developing customized plants around the world, the company is the acknowledged leader in this sector and at the forefront of sulfuric acid industry research and development.

For further information on the advanced technologies and environmental solutions and the services and tools from DuPont Clean Technologies that enable operational best practices, as well as plant and turnaround optimization, please visit

About DuPont Clean Technologies

The Clean Technologies division of DuPont is a global leader in process technology licensing and engineering, offering critical process equipment, products and services that enable an array of industrial markets, including phosphate fertilizer, nonferrous metals, oil refining, petrochemicals and chemicals, to minimize their environmental impact. We provide extensive global expertise across our portfolio of offerings in key applications – MECS® sulfuric acid production, STRATCO® alkylation, BELCO® wet scrubbing, and IsoTherming® hydroprocessing. We are dedicated to helping our customers produce high-quality products used in everyday life in the safest, most environmentally sound way possible, with a vision to make the world a better place by creating clean alternatives to traditional industrial processes. We make everyday life better, safer, cleaner. To learn more about the Clean Technologies division, please visit

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