Investigation of CuO/mesoporous SBA-15 sorbents for hot gas desulfurization

Karvan O., Atakul H.

FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, vol.89, no.9, pp.908-915, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2008.03.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.908-915
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Metal oxides, are widely used as sorbents to remove H(2)S from hot gases produced by gasification processes. These oxides, however, suffer from several problems such as low capacity, sintering, evaporation, low duration and mechanical strength. Pure metal oxides or their admixtures loaded on inert materials have been used to overcome these problems. In this study, Cu/SBA-15 type sorbents were prepared by the wet impregnation method, in which copper and SBA-15 are active and support material, respectively. The prepared sorbent samples contained 21.97% and 40.2% Cu by weight.