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Main Title Feasibility Study - Hydrodesulfurization of Fuels under Corona Discharge Catalysis.
Author Brown, W. R. ; Kawahat, M. ;
CORP Author General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y. Advanced Technology Labs.
Year Published 1965
Report Number PH-86-65-1;
Stock Number PB-185 466
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Fuel oil) ; ( Electric discharges ; Fuel oil) ; ( Coal ; Air pollution) ; Iron compounds ; Sulfides ; Catalysts ; Hydrogen ; Chemical engineering ; Sulfur dioxide ; Iron sulfides ; Electric corona ; Desulfurization
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NTIS  PB-185 466 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 26p
A corona discharge hydrodesulfurization process was investigated for fuel oil containing 2.57% sulfur. A concentric tube, packed-bed reactor was used for the study. Up to 23% reduction in sulfur content, a linear relationship was shown between energy input to the oil and decrease in sulfur concentration. The energy required was too high to justify practical application of the process at its present state of development. Use of a desulfurization catalyst as a dielectric packing in the corona reactor improved the efficiency sixfold but reintroduced the problem of spent catalyst regeneration. In a separate short study, powdered bituminous coal was exposed to hydrogen in a corona discharge in the hope of converting FeS2 to magnetic FeS. (Author)