Systematic assessment of visible-light-driven microspherical v2o5 photocatalyst for the removal of hazardous organosulfur compounds from diesel

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Shafiq, Iqrash ORCID: 0000-0003-3586-8531, Hussain, Murid ORCID: 0000-0001-9510-9268, Shafique, Sumeer, Akhter, Parveen, Ahmed, Ashfaq ORCID: 0000-0002-4973-4764, Ashraf, Raja Shahid, Khan, Moonis Ali, Jeon, Byong-Hun and Park, Young-Kwon ORCID: 0000-0002-2271-0869 (2021) Systematic assessment of visible-light-driven microspherical v2o5 photocatalyst for the removal of hazardous organosulfur compounds from diesel. Nanomaterials, 11 (11). ISSN 2079-4991

Abstract

The organosulfur compounds present in liquid fuels are hazardous for health, asset, and the environment. The photocatalytic desulfurization technique works at ordinary conditions and removes the requirement of hydrogen, as it is an expensive gas, highly explosive, with a broader flammability range and is declared the most hazardous gas within a petroleum refinery, with respect to flammability. The projected work is based on the synthesis of V2O5 microspheres for photocatalytic oxidation for the straight-run diesel (SRD) and diesel oil blend (DOB). The physicochemical properties of V2O5 microspheres were examined by FT-IR, Raman, UV-vis DRS, SEM, and Photoluminescence evaluations. The as-synthesized photocatalyst presented a trivial unit size, a narrow bandgap, appropriate light-capturing capability, and sufficient active sites. The desulfurization study discovered that the anticipated technique is substantial in desulfurizing DOB up to 37% in 180 min using methanol as an interfacing agent. Furthermore, the outcome of employing a range of polar interfacing solvents was examined, and the 2-ethoxyethanol elevated the desulfurization degree up to 51.3%. However, the anticipated technology is constrained for its application in sulfur removal from SRD. Additionally, the mechanism for a photocatalytic reaction was seen in strong agreement with pseudo-first-order kinetics. The investigated photocatalyst exhibited a compromised recyclability and regeneration tendency.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/43318
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11112908
Official URL https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/11/2908
Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 4004 Chemical engineering
Current > Division/Research > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Keywords vanadium pentoxide microspheres, visible-light activity, diesel oil, straight-run diesel, photocatalytic oxidative desulfurization
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