Sulfur removal of commerical transportation fuels over a nickel based adsorbent

Jennifer Demons, Xiaoliang Ma, Chunshan Song

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Researchers at Penn State University are working to remove the sulfur compounds from transportation fuels via a process called 'Selective Adsorption for Removing Sulfur' (PSU-SARS). A variety of new adsorbents are being tested, including zeolites, mixed oxides, supported metal compounds, activated carbon, and others. The nickel-based adsorbent, A-5, was packed in a stainless-steel adsorption column with dimensions of 4.6mm×150mm. The nickel-based adsorbent, A-5, shows high sulfur removal capacity to remove sulfur to less than 30 ppmw for diesel and JP-8. A-5 does not have any capacity to remove sulfur in diesel fuel to less than 1 ppmw. A-5 has high capacity to remove sulfur in JP-8 to less than 1 ppmw, with capacities of 5.07 mg-S/g-A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-440
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology


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