A novel approach for ultra-deep adsorptive desulfurization of diesel fuel over TiO2-CeO2/MCM-48 under ambient conditions

Jing Xiao, Xiaoxing Wang, Mamoru Fujii, Qiujing Yang, Chunshan Song

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Significance: A novel approach for ultra-deep desulfurization of diesel fuel was proposed, in which the original fuel was treated by light irradiation before adsorptive desulfurization (ADS) over the TiO2-CeO2/MCM-48 adsorbent under ambient conditions. A superior capacity of 95 cm3-fuel/g-adsorbent (32 times higher than that of the original fuel) was achieved. The promoting effect of light irradiation was likely through in situ peroxides generation in fuel under visible light/sunlight, which may oxidize organosulfur to form strongly adsorbed sulfones over the adsorbent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1441-1445
Number of pages5
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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