A novel potential adsorbent for ultra deep desulfurization of jet fuels at room temperature

Yuesong Shen, Xinhai Xu, Peiwen Li

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Abstract

Using jet fuels in an integrated system by micro fuel processors and SOFC stacks for portable power sources is very attractive. This technology needs ultra-deep desulfurization of jet fuels to maintain high performance of fuel processors and SOFCs. So far, investigations on the adsorbents for direct ultra-deep desulfurization of jet fuels with high sulfur content at room temperature and atmospheric pressure are insufficient, and the achieved desulfurization performance is not satisfactorily high. This article presents the design and analysis of a new adsorbent, Ni-Ce/Al2O 3-SiO2, for direct desulfurization of jet-A fuel with total sulfur content of 949.03 mg kg-1 at room temperature and atmospheric pressure without any other assisted reaction conditions. Experimental tests were conducted and high desulfurization efficiency (96.43%) was obtained, which verifies the expected effect. The analysis and experimental data demonstrates broad application prospects of the Ni-Ce/Al2O 3-SiO2 adsorbent for room temperature and atmospheric pressure ultra-deep desulfurization of high-sulfur-content jet fuels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6155-6160
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Volume2
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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