Desulfurization of liquid phase jet-A fuel by selective adsorption at room temperature

Xinhai Xu, Shuyang Zhang, Peiwen Li

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Abstract

To produce syngas from reforming of jet fuels for fuel-cell-based auxiliary power units, it is necessary to keep the fuel ultraclean of sulfur. Several Ni-Ce based adsorbents for sulfur cleaning from jet-A fuel under room temperature were developed and tested in fixed bed reactors in this work. The adsorbent preparation procedure and calcination atmosphere were optimized for the highest adsorbent desulfurization capacity. Desulfurization performance due to the ratio of fixed bed column diameter (Dc) and adsorbent particle size (Dp) and liquid hourly space velocity (LHSV) were also investigated in a factorial experiment. The adsorbents can effectively remove sulfur in Jet- A fuel from over 1000 ppmw level to below 30 ppmw. The highest sulfur adsorption capacity achieved is 2.44 mg S/g adsorbent at the breakthrough point of 30 ppmw. To effectively scale up the fixed bed reactor, the LHSV should be kept lower than 0.65 and the Dc/Dp needs to be larger than 124.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Eng. and Technology Collocated with the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. and the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability, FUELCELL 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
EventASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2013 Collocated with the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2013Jul 19 2013

Publication series

NameASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Eng. and Technology Collocated with the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. and the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability, FUELCELL 2013

Other

OtherASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2013 Collocated with the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period7/14/137/19/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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