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Title: Effect of aromatics on the adsorption of thiophenic sulfur compounds from model diesel fuel by activated carbon cloth
Authors: NAVIRI FALLAH, Rahimeh
Azizian, Saeid
Ahenach, Janat
Meynen, Vera
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 119, p. 278-285
Abstract: The effects of aromatic compound presence in real diesel fuel on the adsorption of sulfur species onto activated carbon cloth (ACC) were investigated. Equilibrium and kinetics adsorption of benzothiophene (BT), dibenzothiophene (DBT) and 4,6-dimethyldibenzothiophene (DMDBT) in the presence of naphthalene (NP) and 1-methylnaphthalene (1-MNP) from prepared model diesel fuels onto ACC and its oxidized forms were studied. The total sulfur concentration inmodel diesel fuelwas 300 ppmw. The initial carbonswere characterized using BET analysis, elemental analysis and thermal analysis. The selectivity for thiophenic compound adsorption were calculated with NP as reference. For each adsorbent, the selectivity of adsorption follows the order: DMDBT N DBT N 1-MNP ≈ BT ≈ NP. The adsorption data fitted well with the Langmuir–Freundlich model. Aromatic compounds (arenes) showan inhibiting effect on sulfur compound adsorption by ACCs. The characterization of kinetic adsorption data indicated that both modified pseudo-n-order and mixed-order rate equations can describe the adsorption rate of all components present in the model fuels onto ACCs quite well. The results show that the rate of adsorption of sulfur compounds by ACCs in the presence of arenes is not affected.
Notes: Azizian, S (reprint author), Bu Ali Sina Univ, Fac Chem, Dept Phys Chem, Hamadan 65167, Iran sazizian@basu.ac.ir
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16428
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2013.11.016
ISI #: 000330145000036
ISSN: 0378-3820
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2015
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