Diesel fuel with low aromatic content
Conference contribution, 2011

The purpose of the study was to investigate if adding a second dearomatization step can minimize the concentration of aromatics in low aromatic city diesel. For diesel fuel to be called low aromatics city diesel (MK1 in Sweden), the concentration of aromatics can be 5 % maximum presently. Low aromatic city diesel was reacted with hydrogen gas over a catalyst bed of Pt/Al 2O 3 in a downflow reactor system. This reaction was studied at different pressures and temperatures. The samples were analyzed with a gas chromatograph and a high performance liquid chromatography. It can be seen that a high concentration of low fraction hydrocarbons (gasoline) has been formed at high temperatures. The analysis with the high performance liquid chromatography points at a concentration of aromatics lower than 2 %.

Author

Börje Sten Gevert

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry

Robert Eneroth

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Anna Järnström

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Björn Lundberg

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering

P. Olsson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering

R. Pal

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Jennie Rodin

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society

0065-7727 (ISSN)

Subject Categories

Chemical Sciences

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