Patent Number: 6,254,766

Title: Desulfurization and novel sorbents for same

Abstract: Particulate sorbent compositions comprising a mixture of zinc oxide, silica, alumina and a substantially reduced valence nickel are provided for the desulfurization of a feedstream of cracked-gasoline or diesel fuels in a desulfurization zone by a process which comprises the contacting of such feedstreams in a desulfurization zone followed by separation of the resulting low sulfur-containing stream and sulfurized-sorbent and thereafter regenerating and activating the separated sorbent before recycle of same to the desulfurization zone.

Inventors: Sughrue; Edward L. (Bartlesville, OK), Khare; Gyanesh P. (Bartlesville, OK), Bertus; Brent J. (Bartlesville, OK), Johnson; Marvin M. (Bartlesville, OK)

Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company

International Classification: B01J 20/10 (20060101); B01J 20/08 (20060101); B01J 20/06 (20060101); B01J 20/30 (20060101); B01J 20/02 (20060101); C10G 45/02 (20060101); C10G 45/06 (20060101); C10G 25/00 (20060101); C10G 029/04 (); B01J 020/00 (); B01J 020/30 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018