Solvent Selection in Impregnation of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles into MCM-41 Investigation of Its Ability Toward H2S Removal from Crude Oil

Authors

1 Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Chemistry, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Chemistry, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Silicate mesoporous materials are of the main interesting adsorbents for decreasing of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from crude oil. In this work zinc impregnated highly ordered MCM-41 was synthesized via post-synthesis functionalization and was used as adsorbent for removal of H2S from crude oil. Also the variation of solvents was mainly adjusted. In  order  to  determine  the  ideal  solvent  for  the  synthesis  of  zinc incorporated MCM-41,  a  few solvents (water, ethanol and THF) has been tried in these experiments. The experiments showed that THF is a better solvent to get better materials.

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