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Study Findings on Nanotubes Are Outlined in Reports from RIPI (Mercaptan removal from natural gas using carbon nanotube supported cobalt...

July 25, 2014



Study Findings on Nanotubes Are Outlined in Reports from RIPI (Mercaptan removal from natural gas using carbon nanotube supported cobalt phthalocyanine nanocatalyst)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Current study results on Nanotubes have been published. According to news reporting out of Tehran, Iran, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The synthesis of carbon nanotubes with a cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc) complex has been described. The removal of mercaptan from gas stream in the present MWCNT-COOH-CoPc nanocatalyst was tested in a fixed bed reactor."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from RIPI, "For synthesizing this catalyst, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were used as support and MWCNT-COOH-CoPc nanocatalyst with loadings of 10 wt% of cobalt phthalocyanine organometal were prepared using the incipient wetness impregnation method. Nanocatalysts were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis. The effect of important operating parameters including temperature and Gas Hour Space Velocity (GHSV) was investigated."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The results confirmed that the best condition can be achieved by setting the temperature at 200 degrees C and GHSV at 2000 h(-1) with maximum mercaptan conversion of 99.99%."

For more information on this research see: Mercaptan removal from natural gas using carbon nanotube supported cobalt phthalocyanine nanocatalyst. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2014;18():439-445. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/716470)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Mirzaeian, RIPI, Nanotechnol Res Center, Tehran, Iran. Additional authors for this research include A.M. Rashidi, M. Zare, R. Ghabezi and R. Lotfi.

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Tehran, Cobalt, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Gas, Nanotechnology, Transition Elements, Emerging Technologies

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