TECHNIQUE FOR PROCESSING HIGH-SULFUR FUELS
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-27
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A technique for cracking and reforming of high-sulfur fuels is disclosed. This technique proposes a single cracking and reforming unit with combined cracking, desulfurization and reforming functions. A bi-functional cracking catalyst is employed. The bi-functional catalyst cracks the fuel and simultaneously converts most of the sulfur into hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and light sulfur compounds. High temperature sulfur adsorbents, such as MnO, trap most of the sulfur compounds. The catalytic partial oxidation (CPO) catalyst converts the cracked products into syngas. All catalyst components are packed or wash-coated into one catalyst bed split into two zones, a reaction and a regeneration zone.