Quantex Energy has created a direct process for converting coarse and fine hydrocarbon into heavy hydrocarbon products such as coke, pitch, and low sulphur bunker fuel ,among others, but can also provide a feed stock for upgrading.
The Quantex process involves breaking down the hydrocarbon in the presence of a patened solvent to create a liquid solution, and then removing mineral matter via centrifugation. After distillation, the material is suitable for refinery input or direct conversion to pitch, coke and bunker fule within the process. There is No waste, No CO2, and No water used within the process itself.
Quantex tested and evaluated this unique process for hydrocarbon conversion in a laboratory that was designed and constructed to evaluate mild to aggressive Bio-Solvents. This fully environmentally permitted facility was contained in a 10,000sq foot building that included equipment in a wide variety of sizes - from small tubing reactors up to a 180 lb/hr pilot plant (2 tons per day).
This 5 year test program was completed in 2018 and the process awaits commercialization.