A Review on the Methods in Diesel Desulfurization

Author(s): Muhammad Shahid Nazir*, Sadaf Ahmad, Zaman Tahir, Sadaf ul Hassan, Zulfiqar Ali, Majid Niaz Akhtar, Kashuf Azam, Mohd. Azmuddin Abdullah*

Journal Name: Current Analytical Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 6 , 2021

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Background: Diesel mainly consists of paraffin and thio-aromatic compounds. Sulfur present in diesel exhaust is the major challenge for oil refineries. Sulfur is an oxidizing element that discharges as acute pollutant in the environment, having adverse effects on human and animal life.

Introduction: The scope of this review paper is to discuss and highlight the recent advancements in the process of desulfurization of diesel oil to explore the less energy-intensive and more economical process.

Methods: Recently, different techniques are widely used for desulfurization of diesel oil to remove sulfur containing compounds from diesel. These techniques mainly involve hydrodesulfurzation, oxidative desulfurization, biodesulfurization, ionic liquid desulfurization, and adsorption desulfurization.

Conclusion: Adsorptive desulfurization technique is green, less energy incentive, and more economical than hydro-desulfurization, oxidative desulfurization, ionic liquid desulfurization and bio desulfurization. Optimization of adsorptive desulfurization technique may yield up to 100% desulfurization of diesel oil.

Keywords: Adsorption desulfurization, biodesulfurization, desulfurization, diesel, hydrodesulfurization, ionic liquid desulfurization, oxidative desulfurization.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 07 June, 2021
Page: [815 - 830]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/1573411016666200312095424
Price: $65

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