Removal of tar component over cracking catalysts from high temperature fuel gas

Binlin Dou, Weiguo Pan, Jianxing Ren, Bingbing Chen, Jungho Hwang, Tae U. Yu

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Five catalysts were evaluated for removal of tar components in high temperature fuel gas cleaning. 1-Methylnaphthalene was chosen as a model of the tar components. The NiMo catalyst having the highest surface area exhibited the highest activity of tar removal among the five catalysts. The effects of reaction temperature and space velocity on tar removal were studied in the range of 250-650 °C and 3000-9000 h-1, respectively. A lumped kinetic model was developed to describe the removal process. A sequential method to estimate the rate constants in the lumped kinetic model was adopted, which greatly simplifies the data treatments. Kinetic constants and activation energies were determined by a nonlinear regression program. The results showed that the predicted yields were very close to the experimental ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2247-2253
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug

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Funding Information:
This work is sponsored by the Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai (05ZR1406), the Shanghai Education Committee Development Foundation (05LZ02) and the Leading Academic Discipline Project (P1302, 1304), China. This work was also supported by the Seoul Development Institute project (Grant No. 20060124-2-1-001), Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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