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Influence of Carbon Uniformity on Its Characteristics and Adsorption Capacities of CO2 and CH4 Gases

Version 2 2023-10-22, 10:48
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revised on 2023-10-22, 10:46 and posted on 2023-10-22, 10:48 authored by Ahmed Awadallah-F, Shaheen A. Al-Muhtaseb

Activated carbons of resorcinol-formaldehyde aerogels (AC-RFA) were prepared and mixed with multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with various ratios. Samples were characterized by different techniques. The novelty of the study is in evaluating the effect of uniformity of carbon nanocomposites on their performance for the adsorption of CH4 and CO2 gases as well predicting the separation of their mixtures. The results indicated that, by increasing the percentage of MWCNTs into the sample, its structural uniformity and order ascend. The capacities of CH4 and CO2 by adsorption were measured at various temperatures, and were correlated with the extended dual site Langmuir (DSL) model. Overall, results showed that the adsorption capacity of MWCNTs towards gases is relatively very low compared to that of activated carbons. The DSL model was utilized to forecast the separation of the binary CO2/CH4 mixed gas based on knowledge of single component adsorption isotherm parameters. Adsorption equilibrium data of the CO2/CH4 binary gas mixture was forecasted at different temperatures by DSL model in accordance with the perfect-negative (PN) or perfect-positive (PP) behaviors on the heterogeneous surface of the adsorbent.

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Published in: Applied Sciences
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app11010265

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library

History

Language

  • English

Publisher

MDPI

Publication Year

  • 2020

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Institution affiliated with

  • Qatar University
  • College of Engineering - QU