Metso installs scrubber pilot to develop new gas cleaning processes

Metso has invested in a fully automated multi-purpose scrubber pilot plant at its R&D center in Frankfurt, Germany for developing and optimizing gas cleaning processes.

A Metso NOx SO2 scrubber.
A Metso NOx SO2 scrubber.

The scrubber pilot plant will initially focus on the development of simultaneous scrubbing of SO2 and NOx at low temperatures.

The pilot plant features online sensors for the measurement of an extensive set of gas and liquid properties. The process control system will allow the development of reliable process models for designing industrial-sized plants and will support further process optimization and advanced digitalization solutions.

“This investment will put Metso at the forefront of innovation in the field of emission reduction and allow us to optimize commercial-scale gas cleaning plants,” said Leif Skilling, director, PG Gas Cleaning at Metso. “The test facility supports the increasing customer demand for solutions to remove NOx at low temperatures in the presence of SO2. We are further strengthening these technologies that our customers find extremely valuable.”