Air oxidative desulfurization of JP-8 jet fuel by in situ peroxide generation for fuel cell application

Ramanathan Sundararaman, Ma Xiaoliang, Chunshan Song

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Abstract

Oxidative desulfurization of a commercial jet fuel JP-8 containing 515 ppmw S was carried out using air. The oxidation was carried out catalytically in two steps. In the first step, air oxidation of JP-8 leads to the formation of peroxides along with a low conversion of sulfur compounds to sulfoxides/sulfones. In the second step, the peroxides which are generated in-situ in the first step selectively oxidize rest of the sulfur compounds present in JP-8. By the two step oxidation process, most of the sulfur compounds present in JP-8 were oxidized to the corresponding sulfoxides/sulfones. The two step oxidation process coupled with adsorption of sulfoxides/sulfones can potentially reach sulfur levels of <10-30 ppmw required for fuel cell applications eliminating the need for storage of liquid oxidants on-board.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 238th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2009Aug 20 2009

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727

Other

Other238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period8/16/098/20/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Sundararaman, R., Xiaoliang, M., & Song, C. (2009). Air oxidative desulfurization of JP-8 jet fuel by in situ peroxide generation for fuel cell application. In American Chemical Society - 238th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers (ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts).