Title: Catalytic hydroconversion of Lingwu bituminous coal over Fe-S/γ-Al2O3

Authors: Li-Cheng Yu; Xian-Yong Wei; Ying-Hua Wang; Dong-Dong Zhang; Zhe Wen; Zhi-Min Zong; Xing Fan; Yun-Peng Zhao

Addresses: Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization (Ministry of Education), China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, China ' Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization (Ministry of Education), China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, China ' Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization (Ministry of Education), China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, China ' Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization (Ministry of Education), China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, China ' Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization (Ministry of Education), China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, China ' Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization (Ministry of Education), China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, China ' Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization (Ministry of Education), China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, China ' Key Laboratory of Coal Processing and Efficient Utilization (Ministry of Education), China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, China

Abstract: Fe-S/γ-Al2O3 was prepared by thermally decomposing Fe(CO)5 onto γ-Al2O3 and subsequent sulphurisation with sublimed sulphur in a magnetically stirred autoclave and used as the catalyst for catalytic hydroconversion (CHC) of Lingwu bituminous coal (LBC). Non-catalytic hydroconversion (NCHC) and CHC of LBC were conducted in cyclohexane under 5 MPa of initial hydrogen pressure at 300°C. The reaction mixtures were extracted with petroleum ether and analysed with a gas chromatographyγmass spectrometer. The results show that Fe-S/γ-Al2O3 significantly catalysed the formation of hydroarenes, arenes and arenols and completely removed 2,5-dimethylthiophene from LBC. [Received: June 23, 2013; Accepted: December 29, 2013]

Keywords: catalytic hydroconversion; CHC; non-catalytic hydroconversion; NCHC; monatomic hydrogen transfer; MAHT; Fe-S/γ-Al2O3; iron sulphides; aumina; aluminum oxide; Lingwu bituminous coal; hydroarenes; arenes; arenols; 2,5-dimethylthiophene; coal hydroliquefaction; CHL.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOGCT.2014.062173

International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2014 Vol.7 No.4, pp.415 - 430

Received: 28 Jun 2013
Accepted: 29 Dec 2013

Published online: 01 Jun 2014 *

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