Diyala Journal for Pure Science
Scientific Refereed Journal Published By College of Science - University of Diyala
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Diyala Journal for Pure Science DJPS
P- ISSN:2222-8373, E-ISSN:2518-9255
Volume 15, Issue 3, July . 2019
Synthesis and Characterization of Cobalt Ferrite / Graphene for The Removal of Sulfur from Kerosene by Oxidative Desulfurization
Omar G. Hammoodi, Emaad T. Bakir Al-Tikrity , Karim H. Hassan
Year: 2019, Volume: 15, Issue: 3
Pages: 145-161 , DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24237/djps.15.03.496C
In this study, a nanocomposite cobalt ferrite / graphene, CoFe2O4-G was prepared by sol-gel method, and was identified by (XRD, AFM, and SEM) techniques. The composite was used to remove sulfur from the Iraqi kerosene (Al-Doura refinery) with a concentration of 500 ppm of sulfur. Oxidative desulfurization was used in the sulfur removal from kerosene and the composite appeared to have good effectiveness in the removal of sulfur from this kerosene under various conditions (Time, temperature, O/S ratio, and catalyst weight) as it showed a high removal activity of sulfur at optimum conditions which exceed 90 %.
Keywords: Oxidative desulfurization, Kerosene, Cobalt ferrite, Sulfur removal