Performance evaluation of green adsorbent (neem leaf powder) for desulfurization of petroleum distillate

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dc.contributor.author Sadare, Olawumi O.
dc.contributor.author Ayeni, Augustine O.
dc.contributor.author Daramola, Michael Olawale
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-25T09:53:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-25T09:53:00Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract The release of sulfur-containing compounds during direct combustion of diesel fuel has caused environment issues which require urgent attention. Recently, stringent environmental regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to minimise the total sulfur-containing compounds released into the atmosphere have intensified the research in this area. In this present study, adsorption experiments in batch mode were conducted using an activated green adsorbent (Neem leaves powder) to reduce the amount of dibenzothiophene (DBT) in a synthetic oil. The synthetic oil was prepared by dissolving 0.1 g of dibenzothiophene (DBT) in 100 mL of hexane. Various analytical techniques were used such as; Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to check the morphological structure of the adsorbent. Nitrogen adsorption and desorption experiments (Brunauer-Emmett-Teller, BET) at 77 K were used to check the surface area, pore size and pore volume of the adsorbent. N2 physio-sorption at 77 K before and after adsorption showed adsorption of DBT molecules onto the surface of the adsorbent after adsorption experiment. The results showed about 65.78 % removal of DBT at temperature of 30o C and adsorbent amount of 0.8 g. Therefore, neem leave powder could be an alternative cheap adsorbent to reduce the concentration of organo-sulfur compound in petroleum distillates. This may offer new perception into the development and application of green materials in sustainable, innovative and effective waste management and abatement of environmental pollution. en_ZA
dc.description.department Chemical Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2021 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship L’Oréal-UNESCO foundation for Women in Science, Sub-Saharan African Fellowship. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.cetjournal.it en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sadare O., Ayeni A., Daramola M., 2020, Performance Evaluation of Green Adsorbent (neem Leaf Powder) for Desulfurization of Petroleum Distillate, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 80, 361-366, DOI:10.3303/CET2080061. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2283-9216 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3303/CET2080061
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/79107
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Italian Association of Chemical Engineering en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l. en_ZA
dc.subject Adsorbent en_ZA
dc.subject Adsorption en_ZA
dc.subject Diesel en_ZA
dc.subject Dibenzothiophene en_ZA
dc.subject Environment en_ZA
dc.subject Neem leaves powder en_ZA
dc.title Performance evaluation of green adsorbent (neem leaf powder) for desulfurization of petroleum distillate en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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