Hydrodesulfurization of Petroleum Coke Deposited on Iron Ores

Isao Mochida, Toshinori Marutsuka, Yozo Korai, Hiroshi Fujitsu

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Hydrodesulfurization of the coke deposited on iron ores was studied at 650-950 °C to find procedures to reduce the sulfur content acceptable for the direct reduction of iron ores. The desulfurization of as-received coke took place at 950 °C and achieved desulfurization level of 83%. The lower temperature decreased not only the rate of desulfurization but also the level achieved within a definite time (10 h). The many cracks found in the coke desulfurized at 950 °C suggest the importance of the accessibility of sulfur to hydogen molecules. The grinding and heat treatment at 1000 °C prior to the hydrodesulfurization enhanced the removal at 750 °C to achieve the same desulfurization level as that at 950 °C with the as-received coke. The structure and reactivity of the coke in terms of its sulfur contaminants are discussed from the view of their physical location in the lump coke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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