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Title: Method for reducing the sulfur content of a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon stream

Abstract

The sulfur content of a liquid hydrocarbon stream is reduced under mild conditions by contracting a sulfur-containing liquid hydrocarbon stream with transition metal particles containing the transition metal in a zero oxidation state under conditions sufficient to provide a hydrocarbon product having a reduced sulfur content and metal sulfide particles. The transition metal particles can be produced in situ by adding a transition metal precursor, e.g., a transition metal carbonyl compound, to the sulfur-containing liquid feed stream and sonicating the feed steam/transition metal precursor combination under conditions sufficient to produce the transition metal particles.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175182
Patent Number(s):
6,835,303
Application Number:
09/957,256
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Mahajan, Devinder. Method for reducing the sulfur content of a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon stream. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Mahajan, Devinder. Method for reducing the sulfur content of a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon stream. United States.
Mahajan, Devinder. Tue . "Method for reducing the sulfur content of a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon stream". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175182.
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abstractNote = {The sulfur content of a liquid hydrocarbon stream is reduced under mild conditions by contracting a sulfur-containing liquid hydrocarbon stream with transition metal particles containing the transition metal in a zero oxidation state under conditions sufficient to provide a hydrocarbon product having a reduced sulfur content and metal sulfide particles. The transition metal particles can be produced in situ by adding a transition metal precursor, e.g., a transition metal carbonyl compound, to the sulfur-containing liquid feed stream and sonicating the feed steam/transition metal precursor combination under conditions sufficient to produce the transition metal particles.},
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year = {2004},
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