To achieve the optimum utilization of naphtha resource, high efficient separation methods need to be explored for naphtha. In this review, the adsorption mechanism and recent technology for n-alkanes separation are briefly discussed. New types of adsorbents, including metal organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolite imidazole frameworks (ZIFs), carbon molecular sieve (CMS) and hollow zeolite molecular sieve, are introduced. Besides, the separation performance and separation mechanism of new adsorbents for n-alkanes separation are discussed. The feasibilities of new adsorbents, membrane separation technology and adsorption-membrane separation coupling technology for the separation of n-/iso-alkanes are also discussed. Novel technologies for n-alkanes separation from naphtha are proposed, which may offer new approaches for the efficient utilization of naphtha resource.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Huagong Xuebao/CIESC Journal|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)