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Transportation fuels: Desulfurizing diesel

Nature Energy volume 2, Article number: 17019 (2017) | Download Citation

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Transportation fuels such as diesel contain organosulfur molecules that, when combusted, form sulfur oxides that are toxic and poison vehicles' catalytic convertors. Now, a method is demonstrated that can reduce the sulfur concentration of diesel fuel to very low levels at low temperatures and pressures.

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  1. Carole Lamonier is in the UCCS, Université de Lille 1, 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

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