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Removal of Sulfur from Gasoline Using Pervaporation: A Review

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Abdulaziz A. Alomair*, Yousef Alqaheem
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.12.197


Gasoline desulfurization is a vital process in the petroleum industry aimed at reducing the sulfur content in gasoline to meet the updated regulations. Sulfur, a naturally occurring element found in crude oil, poses environmental and health risks when released into the atmosphere during the combustion of gasoline. To address these concerns, desulfurization techniques have been developed to minimize the sulfur content in gasoline, leading to cleaner and more environmentally friendly fuels. Within this context, membrane technology is considered one of the most promising methods for separation applications in several industries including gasoline desulfurization. In this review article, the desulfurization of gasoline using pervaporation (PV) process will be presented in theoretical aspects of material selection and process modification. In addition, parameters such as feed temperature and flow rate are discussed. PV unit has attracted an increasing attention as it provides an effective approach towards an eco-friendly sulfur removal method in petrochemical industries in terms of high selectivity, feasible economics, and safety procedure.

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