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The Product

Q. What does Well to Wire Emissions Control Inc. do?

Our primary business is the removal of undesirable gases from gas streams using our "patent pending" modular, Emissions Defense Units (EDUs). First deployed into the Canadian oil and gas sector, our technology can be used wherever significant hazardous gas streams or obnoxious odors are produced, including such non-hydrocarbon based gas streams as sewage plant foul air, biomass odors, and agricultural waste gas streams.

Key applications for our technology include:

Removing or "scrubbing" hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and up to 12% of the carbon dioxide (C02) from sour and acidic gas streams.

Scrubbing H2S from a pre-combustion gas stream (helping to protect vital engine and compressor components from extremely corrosive H2S and its derivatives.)

Removing malodors caused by Mercaptans and some Aromatics present in gas streams from production facilities.

Scrubbing of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from a "post combustion/incineration" exhaust stream. (This technology will be field tested in 2002).

Flare Stacks cannot incinerate all the H2S in a "waste gas" stream. This is largely due to the presence of CO2 in such streams. The practice of adding expensive clean methane or propane to waste gas, to help it burn better in a flare stack, still does not result in full incineration of the H2S.

Q. When waste gas is cleaned by an "EDU", is it economically useful?

Once the waste gas is processed through our "EDU", it is virtually clean, and can be burned economically in a power generation system, used directly as a heating fuel, or stored for future use.

Q. Where does Well to Wire Emissions Control Inc. operate today, and who are its customers?

Well to Wire Emissions Control Inc. originated in the Western Canadian Oil and Gas Fields where our technology was first used instead of flare stacks to scrub sour and acidic waste gas. We are expanding this initial base to include operations in the municipal, industrial, and agricultural sectors throughout Canada and the United States.

 

Q. Does Well to Wire Emissions Control Inc. provide the means to produce electrical power from the cleaned waste gas?

Well to Wire Emissions Control Inc. is a subsidiary of Well to Wire Energy Inc., which specializes in power generation from "waste gases".

Q. Is it necessary to scrub the "waste gases" before using them to generate electricity?

While Well to Wire Energy Inc. engines can easily and safely burn "sour" gas streams, sulfur dioxide is produced as part of the combustion process.

Q. Can the engine exhaust be scrubbed to remove the sulfur dioxide?

Well to Wire Emissions Control Inc. is field testing a new Sulfur Dioxide "EDU" specifically developed for processing sulfur dioxide in exhaust gases.

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Typical Applications

Petroleum, Petro-Chemical, Pipelines, Refineries

Drill Stem Testing

Replacing Inefficient Incinerators

Extending Well Evaluations

Service Rig Venting

Flush-By-Rig Venting

Snubbing Operations

Lubricator Blow Downs

Solution Gas Scrubbing

Meter-Run Blow Downs

Stock Tank Venting

Pipeline Purging/Pigging

Swabbing

Plant Turn-Arounds

Truck Loading/Unloading Terminal

Pressure Safety Valves

Under-Balanced Drilling

Production Testing

Well Blow Downs

Replacing Flare Stacks

Vacuum Truck Venting

Agricultural, Industrial, Municipal

Agriculture Off-Gas and Odor Control

Pre-Compression Scrubbing

Boiler Exhaust Scrubbing

Production Testing

Boiler Feed Stock Scrubbing

Purging/Pigging

Biomass Gas Venting

Replacing Flare Stacks

Digester Venting

Replacing Inefficient Incinerators

Foul Air Treatment

Sewage Treatment Venting

Mercaptan Control

Tank Vapor Venting

Plant Turn-Arounds

Truck Loading Venting

Pre-Ignition Engine Scrubbing

Waste Transfer Station Venting

Post Ignition Exhaust Scrubbing

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Market Innovations & Achievements

To date, the Company has:

Completed R&D, field-testing and validation of six models and applications.

Filed patents on the technology in Canada and the United States.

Commenced rental and service operations as of June 2, 2000.

Have begun deployment of a new generation Sulfur Dioxide "EDU" for field trials.

Well to Wire Emissions Control Inc. now provides immediate, economical solutions to eliminate or dramatically reduce the negative environmental impact created by "greenhouse gas emissions". Resource Companies, Industrial Manufacturers, Municipal Departments, Commercial Companies and Agricultural Operations, who have been searching for financially viable and cost effective and innovative solutions, now have an opportunity to reduce their operating costs and enhance their environmental profile.

Well to Wire Emissions Control Inc. "patent pending process" is a gas-to-gas reaction with sour and acid gases, in the presence of a catalyzing substrate. Our unique design concurrently eliminates hydrogen sulfide and substantially reduces carbon dioxide from the "off-gas" streams. This process accelerates reaction rates, permitting large volume throughputs. Our vessel can be grass roots designed and/or modified for site-specific gas volumes and concentrations of sour and/or acidic components in the gas streams

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By-Product Handling & Disposal

The byproducts of the reaction created within our "EDU" are bicarbonates, sulfides, bisulfides, and water. Although the by-products are soluble in water and chemically stable, they should be treated with caution. Before an "EDU" is recharged, it must be cleaned by flooding/flushing and draining it with clean warm water.

The by-products and rinse water are chemically stable, and generally not a hazard to the environment, when disposed of in an approved manner.

Q. Can the by-products" and "rinse water" be disposed of into a stream or open field?

No, the by-products and rinse water should only be disposed of into an approved produced water disposal well or transported to an approved reclaiming facility. These by-products can also be discharged into a slop/fermentation/digester tank or into a water injection charge tank for disposal down a pressure maintenance injection well.

Q. Can other chemicals such as acids, safely come into contact with the by-products?

No, as is the case with most products in nature containing sulfur, a strong acid mixed with the by-products and rinse water may result in regeneration of the H2S gas.

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