Founded in 2004 by Georges Mendakis, CLS Industrial Purification LLC manufactures base/transition metal ceramic absorbents from its site in Alvin, Texas. We are the only fully vertically integrated absorbent manufacturer in the US — all American made.
Innovative leading edge absorbent technology is applied within engineered solutions enabling oil refiners to achieve trace level contaminant removal.
With focus on continuous improvement, dedication to technological advancements and a committed focus on the customer, CLS Industrial Purification has designed and installed total chloride removal systems in over 104 reactor cycles worldwide. The result is a measurable value for our clients in the form of decreased corrosion, lower maintenance costs, and better downstream operation.
|CLS Chloride Absorbents||Traditional Chloride Absorbents|
|Engineered Zeolites||Alumina-based, or metal-oxides|
|Absorb all inorganic and organic chlorides||Absorbs only inorganic chlorides Organic chlorides slip to downstream users.|
|No side reactions that creates more organic chlorides||All alumina-based absorbents make side-reactions that create organic chlorides that slip downstream.|
|High capacity (30%wt equivalent)||Low capacity (8-15%wt capacity)|
|Works well at all temperatures||Metal Oxides only work at temperatures >150C. Alumina-absorbents only work at temperatures <50C.|
|Improved reliability by eliminating chloride-related problems||Downstream salt formation, fouling, corrosion, catalytic impairments|
|Lower cost (20% lower per kg CL absorbed) and very efficient||Not efficient and therefore costly. Up to 50% of the bed is under-utilized at the end of the cycle.|