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|1. (WO2013126131) REGENERATION OF SELECTIVE SOLVENTS FOR EXTRACTIVE PROCESSES|
|Applicants:||AMT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CPC Corporation, Taiwan
CHIU, Jeffrey, Tsung-Min
|Title:||REGENERATION OF SELECTIVE SOLVENTS FOR EXTRACTIVE PROCESSES|
Recovering a polar hydrocarbon (HC) selective solvent substantially free of hydrocarbons (HCs) and other impurities from a lean solvent stream containing the selective solvent, measurable amounts of heavy aromatic HCs, and polymeric materials that are generated in an extractive distillation (ED) or liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) process. At least a portion of the lean solvent stream is contact in a solvent clean-up zone with a slip stream from the HC feed stream of the ED or LLE process or an external stream. The HC feed stream, such as pyrolysis gasoline or reformate, contains significant amounts of benzene and at least. 50 % polar (aromatic) HCs and serves as a displacement agent to remove the heavy HCs and polymeric material from the lean solvent, stream. A magnetic filter can be used to remove the paramagnetic contaminants from the lean solvent.