Assessment of CO2 adsorption capacity on activated carbons by a combination of batch and dynamic tests

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dc.contributorMateriales Avanzadoses
dc.contributor.authorBalsamo, Marco-
dc.contributor.authorSilvestre Albero, Ana-
dc.contributor.authorSilvestre-Albero, Joaquín-
dc.contributor.authorErto, Alessandro-
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Reinoso, Francisco-
dc.contributor.authorLancia, Amedeo-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Inorgánicaes
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Materialeses
dc.identifier.citationLangmuir. 2014, Just Accepted Manuscript. doi:10.1021/la500780hes
dc.identifier.issn0743-7463 (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1520-5827 (Online)-
dc.description.abstractIn this work, batch and dynamic adsorption tests are coupled for an accurate evaluation of CO2 adsorption performance for three different activated carbons obtained from olives stones by chemical activation followed by physical activation with CO2 at varying times, i.e. 20, 40 and 60 h. Kinetic and thermodynamic CO2 adsorption tests from simulated flue-gas at different temperature and CO2 pressure are carried out both in batch (a manometric equipment operating with pure CO2) and dynamic (a lab-scale fixed-bed column operating with CO2/N2 mixture) conditions. The textural characterization of the activated carbon samples shows a direct dependence of both micropore and ultramicropore volume on the activation time, hence AC60 has the higher contribution. The adsorption tests conducted at 273 and 293 K showed that, when CO2 pressure is lower than 0.3 bar, the lower the activation time the higher CO2 adsorption capacity and a ranking ωeq(AC20)>ωeq(AC40)>ωeq(AC60) can be exactly defined when T= 293 K. This result can be likely ascribed to a narrower pore size distribution of the AC20 sample, whose smaller pores are more effective for CO2 capture at higher temperature and lower CO2 pressure, the latter representing operating conditions of major interest for decarbonation of a flue-gas effluent. Moreover, the experimental results obtained from dynamic tests confirm the results derived from the batch tests in terms of CO2 adsorption capacity. It is important to highlight that the adsorption of N2 on the synthesized AC samples can be considered negligible. Finally, the importance of a proper analysis of characterization data and adsorption experimental results is highlighted for a correct assessment of CO2 removal performances of activated carbons at different CO2 pressure and operating
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Societyes
dc.rightsThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Langmuir, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
dc.subjectActivated carbones
dc.subjectCarbon capture and storagees
dc.subjectGlobal warminges
dc.subject.otherQuímica Inorgánicaes
dc.titleAssessment of CO2 adsorption capacity on activated carbons by a combination of batch and dynamic testses
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