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Title: Selective Desulfurization of Model Diesel Fuel by Carbon Nanoparticles as Adsorbent
Authors: NAVIRI FALLAH, Rahimeh
Azizian, Saeid
REGGERS, Guy
SCHREURS, Sonja
CARLEER, Robert
YPERMAN, Jan
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Citation: INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 51 (44), p. 14419-14427
Abstract: This work examines the effect of aromatic compounds (naphthalene and 1-methylnaphthalene) on the adsorption of sulfur thiophenic compounds (including benzothiophene, dibenzothiophene, and dimethyldibenzothiophene) from simulated diesel fuel by dispersed carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) in aqueous solution. To evaluate the equilibrium and kinetics of adsorptive desulfurization by synthesized CNPs, two model diesel fuels with 300 ppmw total concentration of sulfur compounds were used in a batch reactor at ambient conditions. The solid CNPs were characterized using FTIR, thermal analysis, elemental analysis, TEM, and surface pH. The equilibrium experimental data were fitted to Langmuir, Freundlich, and Langmuir-Freundlich models to estimate the adsorption parameters. Different equations were applied to fit the kinetics of adsorption and to determine its mechanism. The selectivity for benzothiophene (BT), dibenzothiophene (DBT), and dimethyl dibenzothiophene (DMDBT) adsorption was calculated with naphthalene as reference (NP). Both the adsorption capacity and the selectivity were in the order of BT > DBT > methyl NP approximate to DMDBT > NP. It was found that the rate of adsorption is high and aromatic compounds have no effect on the adsorption kinetics of thiophenic compounds. The results showed that the CNPs can act as a selective adsorbent for the removal of thiophenic carbons in competition with aromatics.
Notes: [Fallah, Rahimeh Naviri; Azizian, Saeid] Bu Ali Sina Univ, Fac Chem, Dept Phys Chem, Hamadan 65167, Iran. [Fallah, Rahimeh Naviri; Reggers, Guy; Schreurs, Sonja; Carleer, Robert; Yperman, Jan] Hasselt Univ, CMK, Lab Appl & Analyt Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Schreurs, Sonja] XIOS, NuTeC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. sazizian@basu.ac.ir
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14458
DOI: 10.1021/ie3023324
ISI #: 000311191800014
ISSN: 0888-5885
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2013
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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