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MIXED METAL OXIDE AND MIXED METAL OXIDE SUPPORTED -ION EXCHANGED ZEOLITE SORBENTS FOR HOT GAS DESULFURIZATION

  • Author / Creator
    Lunawat, Sagar Narendra
  • This study describes the evaluation of the mixed metal non-supported and supported ion exchanged sorbents for hot gas desulfurization capable of withstanding a wide temperature range and multiple sulfidation-regeneration cycles. Copper-cobalt, copper-cerium mixed metal oxide and mixed metal oxide supported- ions exchanged on natural zeolite (MMS-IZ) sorbents are studied in this work. Copper-cobalt mixed system is a good candidate for low temperature desulfurization while copper-cerium exhibits the high temperature stability and high performance. The reduced form of cerium oxide (CeOn) in copper-cerium reduced the H2S concentration to sub-ppmv level. The MMS-IZ sorbents also showed the high performance in desulfurization by surface interaction. Various combinations of these sorbents exhibited the high efficiency in H2S removal. The thermodynamic analysis of the single metal oxide systems and H2S concentration in equilibrium shows that the sulfidation is a strong function of temperature and can be calculated using Factsage 6.1 (GTT technologies).

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  • Graduation date
    2012-09
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3137V
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Gupta, Rajender (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Hashisho, Zaher ( Civil and Environmental Engineering )
    • Gupta, Rajender (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
    • Narain, Ravin (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
    • Zeng, Hongbo (Chemical and Materials Engineering)