Hydrotreating decant oils for needle coke production in delayed coking

Ronald T. Wincek, Guohua Wang, Semih Eser

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Abstract

Needle coke used in the production of graphite electrodes must possess high mechanical strength, low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), low porosity and low levels of impurities such as sulfur. When sulfur is present in sufficient quantities it can result in irreversible thermal expansion during graphitization. This expansion decreases the graphite's bulk density, strength and electrical conductivity. Hydrotreating of decant oils used as feedstock for needle coke production was evaluated as a technique for reducing the sulfur content. A bench-scale hydrotreating flow reactor was constructed and used to study the effect of catalyst temperature, hydrogen pressure, and liquid hourly space velocity on sulfur reduction. Hydrotreated oils were analyzed by GC/MS and GC-PFPD. Semi-coke produced from selected decant oils was subjected to a microscopic optical texture examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - 2008
Event236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - Philadelpia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2008Aug 21 2008

Other

Other236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelpia, PA
Period8/17/088/21/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Wincek, R. T., Wang, G., & Eser, S. (2008). Hydrotreating decant oils for needle coke production in delayed coking. In American Chemical Society - 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts of Scientific Papers