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Title: Upgrading platform using alkali metals

A method for removing sulfur, nitrogen or metals from an oil feedstock. The method involves reacting the oil feedstock with an alkali metal and a radical capping substance. The alkali metal reacts with the metal, sulfur or nitrogen content to form one or more inorganic products and the radical capping substance reacts with the carbon and hydrogen content to form a hydrocarbon phase. The inorganic products may then be separated out from the hydrocarbon phase.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1339634
Assignee:
FIELD UPGRADING LIMITED (Calgary, CA) NETL
Patent Number(s):
9,546,325
Application Number:
14/323,019
Contract Number:
FE0000408
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 03
Research Org:
FIELD UPGRADING LIMITED, Calgary, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Works referenced in this record:

Desulphurization of gasoline by metallic sodium
journal, July 1976

Hydrodesulfurization and Hydrodenitrogenation
book, January 2002
  • S├ínchez-Delgado, Roberto A.
  • Organometallic Modeling of the Hydrodesulfurization and Hydrodenitrogenation Reactions, Vol. 24, p. 1-34
  • DOI: 10.1007/0-306-47619-3_1