Applying Nanotechnology to the Desulfurization Process in Petroleum Engineering

  • 12h 13m
  • Tawfik A. Saleh
  • IGI Global
  • 2016

As regulations push the fossil fuel industry toward increasing standards of eco-friendliness and environmental sustainability, desulfurization (the removal of SO2 from industrial waste byproducts) presents a new and unique challenge that current technology is not equipped to address. Advances in nanotechnology offer exciting new opportunities poised to revolutionize desulfurization processes.

Applying Nanotechnology to the Desulfurization Process in Petroleum Engineering explores recent developments in the field, including the use of nanomaterials for biodesulfurization and hydrodesulfurization. The timely research presented in this volume targets an audience of engineers, researchers, educators as well as students at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

About the Author

Tawfik A. Saleh is, at present, a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He has published several papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, authored and edited several books and book chapters, and he is a member of several local and international scientific societies. He has supervised many graduate students. His expertise includes, but not limited to the synthesis, design and preparation of materials, nanomaterials, nanocomposites, hybrid materials and their applications. His expertise also includes materials characterization using various spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques.

In this Book

  • Sulfur in Petroleum: Petroleum Desulfurization Techniques
  • Sulfur and Nitrogen Chemical Speciation in Crude Oils and Related Carbonaceous Materials
  • Cleaner Energy Fuels: Hydrodesulfurization and Beyond
  • Nanocomposites and Hybrid Materials for Adsorptive Desulfurization
  • Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Desulfurization: Classification, Preparation, and Evaluation
  • Advances in Nanotechnology Transition Metal Catalysts in Oxidative Desulfurization (ODS) Processes: Nanotechnology Applied to ODS Processing
  • Ni/ZnO Nano Sorbent for Reactive Adsorption Desulfurization of Refinery Oil Streams
  • Trimetallic Sulfide Catalysts for Hydrodesulfurization
  • Polymolybdate Supported Nano Catalyst for Desulfurization of Diesel
  • Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanofibers for Adsorptive Desulfurization
  • Flue Gas Desulfurization: Processes and Technologies
  • Nanotechnology Applied to the Biodesulfurization of Fossil Fuels and Spent Caustic Streams
  • Advances in the Reduction of the Costs Inherent to Fossil Fuels' Biodesulfurization towards Its Potential Industrial Application
  • Polyoxometalates-Based Nanocatalysts for Production of Sulfur-Free Diesel