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Title: Removal of arsenic, vanadium and/or nickel compounds from spent catecholated polymer

Abstract

Described is a process for removing arsenic, vanadium, and/or nickel from petroliferous derived liquids by contacting said liquid at an elevated temperature with a divinylbenzene-crosslinked polystyrene having catechol ligands anchored thereon. For vanadium and nickel removal an amine, preferably a diamine is included. Also, described is a process for regenerating spent catecholated polystyrene by removal of the arsenic, vanadium, and/or nickel bound to it from contacting petroliferous liquid as described above and involves: treating the spent polymer containing any vanadium and/or nickel with an aqueous acid to achieve an acid pH; and, separating the solids from the liquid; and then treating said spent catecholated polystyrene, at a temperature in the range of about 20 to 100 C with an aqueous solution of at least one carbonate and/or bicarbonate of ammonium, alkali and alkaline earth metals, said solution having a pH between about 8 and 10; and, separating the solids and liquids from each other. Preferably the regeneration treatment of arsenic containing catecholated polymer is in two steps wherein the first step is carried out with an aqueous alcoholic carbonate solution containing lower alkyl alcohol, and, the steps are repeated using a bicarbonate.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7013180
Patent Number(s):
4659684 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-842574
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-121441
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 21 Mar 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; ARSENIC; REMOVAL; NICKEL; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; DEMETALLIZATION; VANADIUM; CATECHOLAMINES; POLYSTYRENE; PYROCATECHOL; REGENERATION; AMINES; AROMATICS; DEVELOPERS; ELEMENTS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; METALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; PETROCHEMICALS; PHENOLS; PLASTICS; POLYMERS; POLYOLEFINS; POLYPHENOLS; POLYVINYLS; SEMIMETALS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SYNTHETIC MATERIALS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 020500* - Petroleum- Products & By-Products

Citation Formats

Fish, R.H. Removal of arsenic, vanadium and/or nickel compounds from spent catecholated polymer. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Fish, R.H. Removal of arsenic, vanadium and/or nickel compounds from spent catecholated polymer. United States.
Fish, R.H. Tue . "Removal of arsenic, vanadium and/or nickel compounds from spent catecholated polymer". United States.
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title = {Removal of arsenic, vanadium and/or nickel compounds from spent catecholated polymer},
author = {Fish, R.H.},
abstractNote = {Described is a process for removing arsenic, vanadium, and/or nickel from petroliferous derived liquids by contacting said liquid at an elevated temperature with a divinylbenzene-crosslinked polystyrene having catechol ligands anchored thereon. For vanadium and nickel removal an amine, preferably a diamine is included. Also, described is a process for regenerating spent catecholated polystyrene by removal of the arsenic, vanadium, and/or nickel bound to it from contacting petroliferous liquid as described above and involves: treating the spent polymer containing any vanadium and/or nickel with an aqueous acid to achieve an acid pH; and, separating the solids from the liquid; and then treating said spent catecholated polystyrene, at a temperature in the range of about 20 to 100 C with an aqueous solution of at least one carbonate and/or bicarbonate of ammonium, alkali and alkaline earth metals, said solution having a pH between about 8 and 10; and, separating the solids and liquids from each other. Preferably the regeneration treatment of arsenic containing catecholated polymer is in two steps wherein the first step is carried out with an aqueous alcoholic carbonate solution containing lower alkyl alcohol, and, the steps are repeated using a bicarbonate.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {4}
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