publication . Article . 2011

Kinetic Modeling of Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrotreatment using a Molecular Reconstruction Approach

Charon-Revellin N.; Dulot H.; López-García C.; Jose J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles, volume 66, pages 479-490 (issn: 1294-4475, eissn: 1953-8189, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
  • Country: France
Abstract
Vacuum Gas Oils (VGO) are heavy petroleum cuts (boiling points ranging from 350 to 550 ˚C) that can be transformed into valuable fuels (gasolines, diesels) by fluid catalytic cracking or hydrocracking. Prior to these conversion processes, hydrotreating is required in order to eliminate the impurities in VGOs. The hydrotreatment process enables to meet the environmental specifications (total sulfur contents) and to prevent nitrogen poisoning of conversion catalysts. In order to develop a kinetic model based on an accurate VGOs molecular description, innovative analytical tools and molecular reconstruction techniques were used in this work. A lumped model using a ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Fuel Technology, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, General Chemical Engineering, DISTILLATES, HYDROGENATION, REPRESENTATION, IDENTIFICATION, SEPARATION, HYDRODESULFURIZATION, LIGHT CYCLE OIL, NITROGEN-COMPOUNDS, PETROLEUM, HYDRODENITROGENATION, [PHYS]Physics [physics], [CHIM.GENI]Chemical Sciences/Chemical engineering, [CHIM.MATE]Chemical Sciences/Material chemistry, Chemical technology, TP1-1185, Energy industries. Energy policy. Fuel trade, HD9502-9502.5
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