Adsorptive desulfurization of transportation fuels over nickel based adsorbents derived from layered double hydroxides

Jennifer Clemons, Subramani Velu, Xialiang Ma, Chunshan Song

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New Ni-based adsorbents derived from hydrotalcite-like layered double hydroxide (LDH) precursors were developed. The LDH materials were represented by a general formula: [M(II)1-xM(III)x(OH)2]x +[(An-)x/nyH2O]x- , where M(II) = Mg, Ni, Zn, Cu, Co, Mn, etc.; Mn(III) = Al, Fe, Cr etc.; and An- is an interlayer anion such as CO32-. A new series of NiZnAl-mixed oxides with different Ni/Zn/Al atomic ratios were synthesized and their adsorption performance in removing organo sulfur compounds from transportation fuels (diesel and jet fuel) was studied. These adsorbents exhibited better performance in the desulfurization of jet fuel compared to diesel fuel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-576
Number of pages2
JournalACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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