Project

Characterization of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Compounds in Renewable and Petrochemical Fractions using Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
Keywords
petroleum fractions 2D comprehensive gas chromatography bio-oil
 
Project description

Typical petroleum or bio-oil samples contain thousands of individual hydrocarbon compounds and their heteroatom derivatives. Many of them exist in extremely low concentrations. Improved characterization of sulfur and nitrogen containing compounds will allow to gain understanding about how these species react and how they are formed in biochemical and petrochemical processes.