Effect of CoMo/HSO3-functionalized MCM-41 over Heavy Oil


  • Persi Schacht Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo
  • Julia Aguilar-Pliego Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco
  • Marco Ramírez-Garnica Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo
  • Sergio Ramírez Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo
  • Ibrahim Abu University of Calgary
  • Luis Noreña-Franco Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco




Functionalized MCM-41, Heavy Oil, HDS


The potential of Co-Mo metals supported on functionalized MCM-41 as catalyst to hydrodesulfurization of heavy oil has been explored in this work. The MCM-41 functionalized sample was synthesized according to methods previously reported in the literature. Co and Mo metals were incorporated into the support by simultaneous impregnation. The catalyst was characterized by specific Surface area and X-Ray Diffraction. The pore channel of MCM-41 was confirmedby transmission electronic microscopy and infra red spectroscopy. Catalytic activity tests were carried out using heavy oil from Gulf of Mexico. The API gravity was increased from 12.5 to 20.2, the kinematics viscosity was decreased from 18,700 to 110 cSt at 298 K, the contents of asphaltene and sulfur were also reduced.



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Ibrahim Abu, University of Calgary

Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering


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