Impact on CO2 Uptake of MWCNT after Acid Treatment Study

Michal Zgrzebnicki, Nikola Krauze, Andżelika Gęsikiewicz-Puchalska, Joanna Kapica-Kozar, Ewa Piróg, Anna Jędrzejewska, Beata Michalkiewicz, Urszula Narkiewicz, Antoni W. Morawski, Rafal J. Wrobel
2017 Journal of Nanomaterials  
Greenhouse effect is responsible for keeping average temperature of Earth's atmosphere at level of about 288 K. Its intensification leads to warming of our planet and may contribute to adverse changes in the environment. The most important pollution intensifying greenhouse effect is anthropogenic carbon dioxide. This particular gas absorbs secondary infrared radiation, which in the end leads to an increase of average temperature of Earth's atmosphere. Main source of CO2 is burning of fossil
more » ... rning of fossil fuels, like oil, natural gas, and coal. Therefore, to reduce its emission, a special CO2 capture and storage technology is required. Carbonaceous materials are promising materials for CO2 sorbents. Thus multiwalled carbon nanotubes, due to the lack of impurities like ash in activated carbons, were chosen as a model material for investigation of acid treatment impact on CO2 uptake. Remarkable 43% enhancement of CO2 sorption capacity was achieved at 273 K and relative pressure of 0.95. Samples were also thoroughly characterized in terms of texture (specific surface area measurement, transmission electron microscope) and chemical composition (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy).
doi:10.1155/2017/7359591 fatcat:6t4i65dfovcxdpsldrh2ua3tke