274002 Desulfurization of JP-8 Fuel Using Metal-Loaded Meso/Macroporous Aluminosilicates
Title: Desulfurization of JP-8 fuel using metal-loaded meso/macroporous aluminosilicates
Jessica St. John,1 Dat T. Tran,2 Deryn Chu2, and Scott R. J. Oliver1
1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; email@example.com
The U.S. Army is interested in using JP-8 for fuel cells, but the fuel must first be processed to remove organic sulfur compounds to avoid catalyst poisoning. These organic sulfur compounds are more difficult to remove than those found in lighter fuels. Sorbents capable of removing these challenging impurities under ambient conditions would allow for on-site fuel processing.
In this work, mesoporous and macroporous aluminosilicate materials were explored for sulfur removal from JP-8 fuel at room temperature. The desulfurization capacities of cerium and silver loaded aluminosilicate frameworks are compared. The metals were loaded both as extraframework species and metal-substituted within the framework. Varying the silicon to aluminum ratio in the frameworks as well as pore size are reported for maximization of desulfurization and breakthrough threshold.
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