Microwave-assisted adsorptive desulfurization of model diesel fuel using synthesized microporous rare earth metal-doped zeolite Y

N. Salahudeen, A. S. Ahmed, A. H. Al-Muhtaseb, B. Y. Jibril, R. Al-Hajri, S. M. Waziri, M. Dauda, J. Al-Sabahi

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Abstract

The microwave-assisted adsorptive desulfurization of model fuel (thiophene in n-heptane) was investigated using a synthesized rare earth metal-doped zeolite Y (RE Y). Crystallinity of the synthesized zeolite was 89.5%, the silicon/aluminium (Si/Al) molar ratio was 5.2, the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area was 980.9 m2/g, and the pore volume and diameter was 0.3494 cm3/g and 1.425 nm, respectively. The results showed that the microwave reactor could be used to enhance the adsorptive desulfurization process with best efficiency of 75% at reaction conditions of 100 °C and 15 minutes. The high desulfurization effect was likely due to the higher efficiency impact of microwave energy in the interaction between sulfur in thiophene and HO-La(OSiAl).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Engineering Research
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Desulfurization
Diesel fuels
Rare earths
Microwaves
Thiophene
Metals
Heptane
Sulfur
Aluminum
Silicon

Keywords

  • Desulfurization
  • Diesel
  • Microwave
  • Thiophene
  • Zeolite RE Y

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Microwave-assisted adsorptive desulfurization of model diesel fuel using synthesized microporous rare earth metal-doped zeolite Y. / Salahudeen, N.; Ahmed, A. S.; Al-Muhtaseb, A. H.; Jibril, B. Y.; Al-Hajri, R.; Waziri, S. M.; Dauda, M.; Al-Sabahi, J.

In: Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2015, p. 44-52.

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Salahudeen, N, Ahmed, AS, Al-Muhtaseb, AH, Jibril, BY, Al-Hajri, R, Waziri, SM, Dauda, M & Al-Sabahi, J 2015, 'Microwave-assisted adsorptive desulfurization of model diesel fuel using synthesized microporous rare earth metal-doped zeolite Y', Journal of Engineering Research, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 44-52.
Salahudeen, N. ; Ahmed, A. S. ; Al-Muhtaseb, A. H. ; Jibril, B. Y. ; Al-Hajri, R. ; Waziri, S. M. ; Dauda, M. ; Al-Sabahi, J. / Microwave-assisted adsorptive desulfurization of model diesel fuel using synthesized microporous rare earth metal-doped zeolite Y. In: Journal of Engineering Research. 2015 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 44-52.
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