OA30 Sulfur Poisoning and Potential Catalyst Regeneration Methods During Steam Reforming of E85

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: 4:20 PM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Amanda Simson, Earth and Environmental Engineering (HKSM), Columbia University, New York, NY, Robert J. Farrauto, BASF Corporation, Iselin, NJ and Marco J. Castaldi, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
The objective of this study is to understand sulfur-induced catalyst deactivation and also potential catalyst regeneration methods in order to develop a process reforming E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline).  A method with preemptive regenerations was developed which enabled stable reforming despite the presence of sulfur in the fuel.

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