Adsorptive desulfurization of JP-8 jet fuel and its light fraction over nickel-based adsorbents for fuel cell applications

Xiaoliang Ma, Subramani Velu, Lu Sun, Chunshan Song, Mehdi Namazian, Siva Sethuraman

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Current approaches in the adsorptive desulfurization of real jet fuels and fractionated fuels over Ni-based adsorbents (Adsorbent-2 and -5) were presented. The major sulfur compounds in the JP-8 and in the light fraction of JP-8 were the alkyl benzothiophenes with two to three carbon atoms in the alkyl groups. The increase in temperature led to better desulfurization performance of Adsorbent-2. The Ni-based adsorbents exhibited higher adsorptive capacity and selectivity for removing sulfur from real JP-8 fuels. The adsorptive capacity depended on the adsorbent and on the operating conditions and the fuel composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-689
Number of pages2
JournalACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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