Extraction of nitrogen compounds from model fuel using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium methanesulfonate

Salleh, M. Zulhaziman M. and Arya, Aditya and Hadj-Kali, Mohamed Kamel and Hizaddin, Hanee Farzana and Hashim, Mohd Ali (2018) Extraction of nitrogen compounds from model fuel using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium methanesulfonate. Separation and Purification Technology, 196. pp. 61-70. ISSN 1383-5866, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2017.07.068.

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Removal of nitrogen compounds is an essential process in the fuel processing industry. In this work, the extraction performance of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium methanesulfonate ([Emim][MeSO3]) ionic liquid in removing pyrrole, indoline, pyridine and quinoline from cyclohexane is investigated. The ternary liquid-liquid equilibria for four systems containing [Emim][MeSO3] + pyrrole/indoline/pyridine/quinoline + cyclohexane were predicted using COSMO-RS and validated experimentally at 298.15 K under atmospheric pressure, with feed concentrations of nitrogen compounds ranging from 5 to 50 wt%. Othmer-Tobias and Hand correlations confirmed the consistency of the experimental data. The tie-lines obtained experimentally and predicted with COSMO-RS were in good agreement. Additionally, the non-random two-liquid (NRTL) model was successfully employed to correlate the experimental tie-lines. The effects of basicity of nitrogen compounds toward extraction efficiency were also investigated. The selectivity and distribution ratio results demonstrated the suitability of [Emim][MeSO3] as an extraction solvent for removing nitrogen compounds from fuel. Finally, the multicomponent extraction confirmed the performance of [Emim][MeSO3] for extractive denitrogenation. In all ternary systems investigated in this work, the concentration of cyclohexane in the extract phase was very small and the presence of the IL in the raffinate phase was negligible indicating minimum cross contamination between the extract and raffinate phases.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya under the HIR [grant number HIR-MOHE D000003-16001], Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University [group project number RGP-VPP-108]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Denitrification; Ionic liquid; Liquid-liquid extraction; COSMO-RS; NRTL
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Norhamizah Tamizi
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 02:12
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 07:15
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9606

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