Role of Ion Mobility in Molecular Sieving of CO2 over N-2 with Zeolite NaKA
2013 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 117, no 46, 24259-24267 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Classical molecular dynamics and Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations are carried out for sorbates (CO2 and N-2) in zeolite NaKA using a universal type ab initio force field. By combining the results of these simulations, we reproduce the CO2 uptake as a function of the K+ content in the zeolite NaKA as measured experimentally by Liu et al.(1) The experiment yielded an exceptionally high CO2-over-N-2 selectivity of >200 at a specific K+/(K+ + Na+) ratio of 17 atom %. This high selectivity could be attributed to the nonlinear uptake dependency of the K+/(K+ + Na+) ratio measured for both CO2 and N-2. Additionally, our simulations show a strong coupling between the self-diffusion of CO2 and the site-to-site jumping rate of the extra-framework cations. These results show that this nonlinear uptake dependency of CO2 is the result of molecular sieving. Following this, our simulations conclude that contributions must be taken into account when modeling the uptake of this and similar materials both thermodynamic and kinetic with the same functionalities.
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2013. Vol. 117, no 46, 24259-24267 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98084DOI: 10.1021/jp4048133ISI: 000327557300020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-98084DiVA: diva2:682512
FunderSwedish Research Council