Mercaptans are a common contaminant of crude oils and finished products like gasoline and diesel. These molecules cause odor issues, can increase corrosivity, contribute to instability and make it difficult to meet finished product specifications. Nalco Champion mercaptan scavengers mitigate the negative impact of mercaptans on crude and finished product properties.
Mercaptans, or thiols, are sulfur compounds found in many hydrocarbon streams, including crude oils and refined products. While mercaptans are less reactive and less toxic than chemically similar hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans can still cause a host of issues for refiners and tank farm operators. Mercaptan odors from contaminated products in storage, or during transport, may result in odor complaints and environmental concerns from nearby residents. Mercaptans, especially those of low molecular weight, can also be corrosive to storage tanks and distribution systems. Contact your Nalco Champion sales rep to explore solutions to mercaptan contamination issues in a variety of hydrocarbon products.