DuPont Clean Technologies Sulphuric Acid Symposium in India Presents Technology Developments for Improved Plant Productivity

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MECS® technology innovations focus on increased plant efficiency and reduced operating costs.

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This event introduced us to a wide range of possible solutions for optimizing our plant performance, with a focus on reducing emissions to achieve sustainable operations.

On Jan. 22-23, 2020, DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont) welcomed 60 key members of the sulphuric acid industry on the Indian subcontinent to a specialist Sulphuric Acid Symposium in Hyderabad. The event shared the latest intelligence on new technologies, operations and equipment that enable sulphuric plant operators to raise productivity and reduce operating costs. Keynote speeches addressed topics that are of common concern and interest to the industry ranging from emissions reduction to life cycle costs, safety and troubleshooting.

“This event introduced us to a wide range of possible solutions for optimizing our plant performance, with a focus on reducing emissions to achieve sustainable operations,” said Prasad Suryarao, Vice President – Mundra Copper Ltd. “It was an excellent opportunity to discuss our challenges and goals with technical experts to discover possible solutions under one roof. The event also helped us to network and to learn about operating and maintenance issues faced as well as best practices followed by industry peers.”

The two-day symposium gave delegates insight into emissions reduction technologies including an innovative new catalyst, discussed materials, processes, systems and services that are designed to improve sulphuric acid plant productivity, examined the behaviour of alloys in acid towers and converters, shared tips on troubleshooting and also presented personal protective equipment against chemical influences. In eight keynote sessions, technical specialists shared details on the latest technologies and equipment and answered delegate questions in a closing roundtable discussion.

Thierry Marin, Managing Director, DuPont Clean Technologies, EMEA, explained, “DuPont Clean Technologies regularly holds similar events around the world to allow members of the sulphuric acid industry to stay up to date with the latest technology developments and best sulfuric acid operational practices. These workshops give them the opportunity to discuss technical questions that are based on their own experiences with MECS® subject matter experts and to make us aware of their particular objectives and requirements relating to emissions reduction and production optimization.”

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

For further information on the advanced technologies, environmental solutions, 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® sulphuric 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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