The role of ionic liquids in desulfurization of fuels: A review

Ibrahim, M.H. and Hayyan, M. and Hashim, Mohd Ali and Hayyan, Adeeb (2017) The role of ionic liquids in desulfurization of fuels: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 76. pp. 1534-1549. ISSN 1364-0321, DOI

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Sulfur compounds in transportation fuels are a pressing issue currently due to the more stringent limits of sulfur content. Sulfur compounds lead to SOx emissions which cause many environmental and health problems. The conventional refinery desulfurization process, hydrodesulfurization (HDS), is conducted at elevated temperatures and pressures, using expensive hydrogen gas and catalysts. This review aims to discuss the merits and drawbacks of the major areas of alternative desulfurization technologies, including biodesulfurization, adsorption, extractive and oxidative desulfurization, with special emphasis on the role of ionic liquids (ILs) as distinctive multi-task fluids. With the rapid development of ILs in the last decades, more effective and reliable desulfurization techniques are foreseeable.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya HIR-MOHE (D000003-16001)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Desulfurization; Ionic liquid; Deep eutectic solvent; Superoxide ion; Petroleum refining; Energy
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 03:44
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 08:01

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