Silicoaluminophosphates as CO2 sorbents
2012 (English)In: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, ISSN 1387-1811, Vol. 156, 90-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Silicoaluminophosphates (SAPO-17, SAPO-35, SAPO-56 and SAPO-RHO) synthesised via hydrothermal means are tested for their abilities to adsorb carbon dioxide. These 8-ring microporous phosphates show high capacities to adsorb CO2. SAPO-RHO has a high uptake of CO2 and a very low uptake of N-2 due to its narrow pore window aperture at 273 K. Its significant uptake of N-2 at 77 K is rationalised by a temperature induced shrinkage effect. SAPO-56 has a slightly higher CO2 capacity (5.42 mmol/g, 273 K, 101 kPa) and is less water sensitive than zeolite 13X. Cyclic adsorption and in situ infrared spectroscopy (IR) reveal that SAPOs retain 95% of their original CO2 capacity after six cycles and that adsorption occurs via physisorption. The calculated heat of adsorption for CO2 (at 0.2-0.7 mmol/g loading) on SAPO-56 and SAPO-RHO lies in the physisorption range (similar to 35 kJ/mol). SAPOs, in particular SAPO-56 and SAPO-RHO, possess many desirable properties and are potentially good adsorbents for CO2 capture in swing adsorption processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 156, 90-96 p.
Carbon capture, Silicoaluminophosphates, Adsorption, Carbon dioxide, SAPO-56
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80024DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2012.02.003ISI: 000303625200013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-80024DiVA: diva2:552031