Document Type : Original Article


Department of Research and Development, UOP, USA


According to international standards, sulfur in fuels used in the transportation industry, as one of the most important polluting industries, should be reduced to around 10 ppmw, while many refineries around the world produce sulfur fuels with more than 1000 ppmw. One of the new and cost-effective methods of reducing sulfur among all existing methods is photocatalytic oxidation methods. Another advantage of designed catalysts is that while they are used in the desulfurization process, the oxidation and adsorption processes take place rather than in separate steps (which in turn increases cost and time), due to the structural properties of this. The catalyst of both phases takes place simultaneously and simultaneously during one phase. In reactor experiments, the oxidative desulfurization (ODS) process of model diesel fuel, including the resistant compound of d-benzothiophene in n-shop solvent with 100 ppmw sulfur, was performed under mild operating conditions such as ambient temperature and pressure without hydrogen and the effect of operating parameters such as catalyst mass. Amount and concentration of H2O2 oxidant, type and amount of light radiation, amount of dopant and type of catalyst on the percentage of conversion of sulfur compounds and in other words on the efficiency of the study process and showed that increasing the amount of catalyst, amount and concentration of auxiliary oxidant and the amount of dopant to Certain will increase the efficiency and more than that will reduce the efficiency of the desulfurization process.


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