Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 143–147 | Cite as

Kinetic study on the hydrodesulfurization reaction of thiophene by water gas shift reaction

  • Kyu Wan Lee
  • Myoung Jae Choi
  • Seong Bo Kim


The in-situ hydrodesulfurization (HDS) reaction of thiophene was performed by using hydrogen which was generated by a water gas shift reaction (WGSR) in a same catalyst bed. The catalyst used was commercial CoMo/γ-Al2O3 and it was used after presulfiding. The activity in the conversion of thiophene by using hydrogen generated in-situ from a WGSR was inferior to that by the pure hydrogen. The lower efficiency in the in-situ HDS with WGSR was attributed to water, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide which were mixed after WGSR. The following rate equation, which was revised from that of Satterfield, was proposed for this in-situ HDS reaction of thiophene with WGSR to explain the observed phenomena.


Thiophene Hydrogen Sulfide Hydrodesulfurization Pure Hydrogen Phene 
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© Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyu Wan Lee
    • 1
  • Myoung Jae Choi
    • 1
  • Seong Bo Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Korea Research Institute of Chemical TechnologyTaejeonKorea

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