Dibenzothiophene (DBT) hydrodesulphurization (HDS) reaction at 3 MPa and 325-375 °C on Mo/γ-Al2O3 single-bed and Me/γ-Al2O3//SiO2//Mo/γ-Al2O3 (Me = Co or Ni) double-bed catalysts were investigated. Results indicate that ratio cyclohexylbenzene (CHB)/biphenyl (BP) or selectivity is higher when using double-beds rather than a single-bed. Synergy in dibenzothiophene hydrodesulphurization on Co//Mo and Ni//Mo double-beds is also detected. Changes in selectivity and conversion are attributed to the action of spillover hydrogen (Hso) formed in the first bed that reaches the second bed.
- Spillover hydrogen