(Graph Presented) An Al2O3-based catalyst was employed for the first time in the H2S oxidative decomposition in order to obtain simultaneous sulfur and hydrogen. The influence of the reaction temperature (in the range of 700-1100 Â°C) and the contact time (in the range of 17-33 ms) were investigated in terms of H2S conversion, H2yield, and SO2selectivity. Good catalytic performances were obtained at 1000 and 1100 Â°C with experimental values very close to those ones expected from the thermodynamic equilibrium. At a temperature of 1000 Â°C, the H2S conversion and H2yield were, respectively, about 50% and 17%; in particular, the SO2selectivity decreased of a magnitude order â¼0.5% with respect to the value observed in the homogeneous case (4%). A predictive mathematical model of H2S oxidative decomposition in the presence of a catalyst was developed through the identification of the main reactions occurring in the system. The results obtained from the kinetic investigations evidenced that the catalyst, in addition to the H2S decomposition reaction and the partial oxidation reaction to sulfur, was able also to promote the SO2conversion by the Claus reaction allowing it to avoid the presence of SO2at the reactor outlet.
|Titolo:||Oxidative Decomposition of H2S over Alumina-Based Catalyst|
PALMA, Vincenzo (Corresponding)
BARBA, DANIELA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.2 Articolo su rivista con ISSN|