Breakthrough analysis of H2S removal on Cu-V-Mo, Cu-V, and Cu-Mo mixed oxides

Yasyerli S., Dogu G., Ar I., Dogu T.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS, vol.190, pp.1055-1072, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00986440390207602
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1055-1072
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Kinetic studies carried out for the sorption of H2S in the presence and absence of hydrogen on Cu-V-Mo, Cu-V, and Cu-Mo mixed oxides gave detailed information about the reaction sequences. Formation of SO2 even in the presence of hydrogen at the initial stages of the sorption process showed the partial reduction of the metal oxides prior to the sulfidation step. A sorption experiment carried out with Cu-Mo mixed oxide gave incomplete sulfidation of molybdenum, whereas with Cu-V mixed oxide complete sulfidation was obtained. Predictions of the breakthrough curves by the deactivation model showed good agreement with the experimental results.