Experimental and theoretical study of microwave enhanced catalytic hydrodesulfurization of thiophene in a continuous-flow reactor


Hydrodesulfurization (HDS) of thiophene, as a gasoline model oil, over an industrial Ni-Mo/Al 2O 3 catalyst was investigated in a continuous system under microwave irradiation. The HDS efficiency was much higher (5%–14%) under microwave irradiation than conventional heating. It was proved that the reaction was enhanced by both microwave thermal and non-thermal effects. Microwave selective heating caused hot spots inside the catalyst, thus improved the reaction rate. From the analysis of the non-thermal effect, the molecular collisions were significantly increased under microwave irradiation. However, instead of being reduced, the apparent activation energy increased. This may be due to the microwave treatment hindering the adsorption though upright S-bind (η 1) and enhancing the parallel adsorption (η 5), both adsorptions were considered to favor to the direct desulfurization route and the hydrogenation route respectively. Therefore, the HDS process was considered to proceed along the hydrogenation route under microwave irradiation.[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11705-019-1839-7
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
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Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrode-sulfurization,microwave irradiation,non-thermal microwave effect,thiophene,Chemical Engineering(all)
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 15:34
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Published Date: 2019-12-01
Published Online Date: 2019-10-24
Accepted Date: 2019-08-30
Authors: Shang, Hui
Ye, Pengfei
Yue, Yude
Wang, Tianye
Zhang, Wenhui
Omar, Sainab
Wang, Jiawei (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5690-9107)



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