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Novel Nanoscale Catalysts and Desulfurizers for Aviation Fuels Martin Duran* and Abdul-Majeed Azad
 

Summary: Novel Nanoscale Catalysts and Desulfurizers for Aviation Fuels
Martin Duran* and Abdul-Majeed Azad
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390.
mduran@eng.utoledo.edu, aazad@eng.utoledo.edu
INTRODUCTION
The conversion of logistics fuels (JP-5, JP-8, Jet-A and diesel) to hydrogen
through steam reforming poses a challenge since these fuels contain sulfur
up to about 1000 ppm leading to catalyst deactivation due to sulfur
poisoning. Thus, the development of sulfur-tolerant catalysts for logistic
fuels becomes critical. In this presentation, we would highlight our recent
efforts to develop novel catalyst formulations that offer high activity,
selectivity, and enhanced sulfur tolerance. The successful development
consists of three systematic considerations: (i) formulating nominally doped
nanoscale ceria-supported precious metal catalyst matrices, (ii) designing of
an agile sulfur-binding component, and (iii) fabricating a compact reformer
design based on thin corrugated stainless steel foil.
MATERIALS AND EXPERIMENTAL
Systematic structural and microstructural characterization of nanoscale
ceria-based catalysts and nanoporous sorbent formulations were carried out

  

Source: Azad, Abdul-Majeed - Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo

 

Collections: Materials Science; Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization