Quality improvement of heavy gas oil with hydroprocessing

Zoltán Varga, Zoltán Eller, Jeno Hancsók

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Quantity requirement for diesel fuel of low sulphur and aromatic content is increasing worldwide; meantime the quality of available crude oils has declined causing challenges in hydroprocessing of gas oils. Results of quality improvement of heavy gas oil are presented, it was carried out in one stage on NiMo/Al2O3 catalyst and in two stages on NiMo/Al2O3 and PtPd/USYzeolit catalysts. In one stage hydroprocessing sulphur and polyaromatic contents of the products met the requirements of the standard only if strict process parameters were applied which resulted in operation problems and product loss, moreover the advantageous process parameters of hydrodesulphurization and hydrodearomatization did not coincide. In two stages hydrotreating a partially hydrogenated product obtained on NiMo catalyst was further hydroprocessed on PtPd/USY at moderate process conditions. Results showed that the advantageous process parameters for reduction of sulphur and aromatics coincided. Quality parameters of products regarding to aromatics met not only the requirements of the standard but the stricter requirements of engine manufacturers also.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Gas oil
  • Hydrodearomatization
  • Hydrodesulphurization
  • NiMo
  • Noble metal catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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