Aerobic Oxidative Desulfurization: A Promising Approach for Sulfur Removal from Fuels

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  • Yong Lu Prof. Dr.,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Ya Wang,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Lida Gao,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Jinchun Chen,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Jiping Mao,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Qingsong Xue,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Ye Liu Dr.,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Haihong Wu Dr.,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Guohua Gao Prof. Dr.,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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  • Mingyuan He Prof.

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, China, Fax: (+86) 21-62233424
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Abstract

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Cleaning up their act: Sulfur compounds in fuels can be selectively converted into SO2 by mixing the fuel with a small amount of air at around 300 °C at ambient pressure in a continuous-flow reactor packed with catalysts such as Pt/CeO2, Cu/CeO2, and CuO/ZnO/Al2O3. The aerobic oxidative desulfurization process opens up a cost-effective new technology for cleaning fuels.

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