CO2Capture by Carbon Aerogel–Potassium Carbonate Nanocomposites

Guang Yang, Hongchao Luo, Tomonori Ohba, Hirofumi Kanoh
2016 International Journal of Chemical Engineering  
Recently, various composites for reducing CO2emissions have been extensively studied. Because of their high sorption capacity and low cost, alkali metal carbonates are recognized as a potential candidate to capture CO2from flue gas under moist conditions. However, undesirable effects and characteristics such as high regeneration temperatures or the formation of byproducts lead to high energy costs associated with the desorption process and impede the application of these materials. In this
more » ... , we focused on the regeneration temperature of carbon aerogel–potassium carbonate (CA–KC) nanocomposites, where KC nanocrystals were formed in the mesopores of the CAs. We observed that the nanopore size of the original CA plays an important role in decreasing the regeneration temperature and in enhancing the CO2capture capacity. In particular, 7CA–KC, which was prepared from a CA with 7 nm pores, exhibited excellent performance, reducing the desorption temperature to 380 K and exhibiting a high CO2capture capacity of 13.0 mmol/g-K2CO3, which is higher than the theoretical value for K2CO3under moist conditions.
doi:10.1155/2016/4012967 fatcat:gaidhr7qnzhqvpyuscw3hq55xq