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Title: Process for desulfurizing petroleum feedstocks

Abstract

A process for upgrading an oil feedstock includes reacting the oil feedstock with a quantity of an alkali metal, wherein the reaction produces solid materials and liquid materials. The solid materials are separated from the liquid materials. The solid materials may be washed and heat treated by heating the materials to a temperature above 400.degree. C. The heat treating occurs in an atmosphere that has low oxygen and water content. Once heat treated, the solid materials are added to a solution comprising a polar solvent, where sulfide, hydrogen sulfide or polysulfide anions dissolve. The solution comprising polar solvent is then added to an electrolytic cell, which during operation, produces alkali metal and sulfur.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ceramatec, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1133955
Patent Number(s):
8,747,660
Application Number:
13/753,918
Assignee:
Ceramatec, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0000408
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM

Citation Formats

Gordon, John Howard, and Alvare, Javier. Process for desulfurizing petroleum feedstocks. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Gordon, John Howard, & Alvare, Javier. Process for desulfurizing petroleum feedstocks. United States.
Gordon, John Howard, and Alvare, Javier. Tue . "Process for desulfurizing petroleum feedstocks". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1133955.
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abstractNote = {A process for upgrading an oil feedstock includes reacting the oil feedstock with a quantity of an alkali metal, wherein the reaction produces solid materials and liquid materials. The solid materials are separated from the liquid materials. The solid materials may be washed and heat treated by heating the materials to a temperature above 400.degree. C. The heat treating occurs in an atmosphere that has low oxygen and water content. Once heat treated, the solid materials are added to a solution comprising a polar solvent, where sulfide, hydrogen sulfide or polysulfide anions dissolve. The solution comprising polar solvent is then added to an electrolytic cell, which during operation, produces alkali metal and sulfur.},
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year = {Tue Jun 10 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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Desulphurization of gasoline by metallic sodium
journal, July 1976