Adsorption-reaction processes for the removal of hydrogen sulphide from gas streams

Vissanu Meeyoo*, David L. Trimm, Noel W. Cant

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The use of porous materials for the removal of traces of hydrogen sulphide from gas streams was investigated in this study. It was found that microporous carbons had the highest removal efficiency. This was due to the fact that carbons have extra potential for the oxidation of hydrogen sulphide while other sorbents remove the gas only by adsorption. The oxidative removal efficiency of microporous carbons was found to be a function of water vapour pressure, oxygen concentration and temperature. The mechanism of the reaction is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-416
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997


  • Adsorption
  • Carbon
  • Hydrogen sulphide
  • Oxidation


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