Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide from Gas Streams via Mesoporous Spherical-Silica Particles

Chungsying Lu, Hsunling Bai, Fengsheng Su, Wenfa Chen, Jyh Feng Hwang, Hsiu-Hsia Lee
2010 Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association  
A relatively new mesoporous silica sorbent for environmental protection applications (i.e., mesoporous spherical-silica particles [MSPs]), was modified by N- [3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ethylenediamine (EDA) solution and was tested for its potential in the separation of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from flue gas. The CO 2 adsorption capacity of MSP and MSP(EDA) increased with temperature from 20 to 60°C but decreased with temperature from 60 to 100°C. The mechanism of CO 2 adsorption on both samples
more » ... mainly attributed to physical interaction regardless of temperature change. The MSP(EDA) have good adsorption performance as compared with EDA-modified zeolite or granular activated carbon conducted in this study and many types of silica sorbents reported in the literature. The cyclic CO 2 adsorption showed that spent MSP(EDA) could be effectively regenerated at 120°C for 25 min and CO 2 adsorption capacity of MSP(EDA) was preserved during 16 cycles of adsorption and thermal regeneration. These results suggests that MSP(EDA) are efficient CO 2 sorbents and can be stably used in the prolonged cyclic operation.
doi:10.3155/1047-3289.60.4.489 pmid:20437784 fatcat:2szi56sutfgshe544k3lrybdyi