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Suganuma, Satoshi Center for Research on Green Sustainable Chemistry, Tottori University 研究者総覧 KAKEN
Arita, Kohsuke Center for Research on Green Sustainable Chemistry, Tottori University
Nakano, Fumiya Center for Research on Green Sustainable Chemistry, Tottori University
vacuum gas oil
basic nitrogen-containing compounds
The adsorption behavior of basic compounds in practical vacuum gas oil is quantitatively analyzed on amorphous silica-alumina with acid sites, mesopores and thermal stability. Time course of adsorption capacity was found to be controlled by kinetics but not by equilibrium. The rate of adsorption was found to have pseudo second-order but not pseudo first-order kinetics, indicating that the adsorption rate was mainly controlled by the diffusion of large molecules. The particle size did not influence the adsorption quantity at equilibrium, whereas the smaller particle size increased the adsorption rate. The adsorption quantity at equilibrium was influenced by the molecular structure of basic compound due to steric hinderance around the basic site, whereas the adsorption rate strongly depended on the molecular size, supporting that the adsorption rate was mainly controlled by the diffusion of compounds in the pores of amorphous silica-alumina. Comparison of solvents showed that the adsorption quantity at equilibrium was influenced by the polarity but not by the molecular size, while the adsorption rate strongly depended on both the polarity and molecular size. The reusability of adsorbent silica-alumina was demonstrated by the stable adsorption capacity and rate after calcination for the regeneration.
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Suganuma, Satoshi. Arita, Kohsuke. Nakano, Fumiya. et al. Adsorption kinetics in removal of basic nitrogen-containing compounds from practical heavy oils by amorphous silica-alumina. Fuel. 266. 117055. 2020-04-15.