Patent Number: 7,820,031

Title: Method and apparatus for converting and removing organosulfur and other oxidizable compounds from distillate fuels, and compositions obtained thereby

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a multi-stage system and a process utilizing said system with the design of reducing the sulfur-content in a liquid comprising hydrocarbons and organosulfur compounds. The process comprising at least one of the following states: (1) an oxidation stage; (2) an extraction state; (3) a raffinate washing stage; (4) a raffinate polishing stage; (5) a solvent recovery stage; (6) a solvent purification stage; and (7) a hydrocarbon recovery stage. The process for removing sulfur-containing hydrocarbons from gas oil, which comprises oxidizing gas oil comprising hydrocarbons and organosulfur compounds to obtain a product gas oil.

Inventors: D'Alessandro; Robert N. (Spanish Fort, AL), Tarabocchia; John (Parsippany, NJ), Jones; Jerald Andrew (Frankfurt am Main, DE), Bonde; Steven E. (West Richard, WA), Leininger; Stefan (Langenselbold, DE)

Assignee: Degussa Corporation

International Classification: C10G 17/00 (20060101); C10G 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00