Separation of ethane gas by adsorption onto various biomass-derived activated carbons

Jia Guo, Guang Hu, Aik Chong Lua, Mark Heslop

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Abstract

Adsorption of ethane onto activated carbons derived from oil palm shell, bamboo and coconut shell, three abundantly-available agricultural solid wastes, by thermal or chemical activation method was investigated in this paper. Dynamic adsorption in a fixed bed configuration showed that the activated carbons prepared by chemical activation performed better than those by thermal activation. Desorption tests at the same temperature as adsorption (298K) and at an elevated temperature (473K) were carried out to confirm the occurrence of chemisorption on the activated carbons. Surface chemistries of the activated carbons were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Boehm titration. It was found that uptaking ethane onto the biomass-based activated carbons was due to different mechanisms, e.g. physisorption, and/or chemisorption, depending on the activation agent and activation method.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1896-1899
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials Research
Volume113-116
Early online date1 Jun 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Ethane
Activated carbon
Biomass
Chemical activation
Adsorption
Gases
Chemisorption
Agricultural wastes
Physisorption
Palm oil
Bamboo
Solid wastes
Surface chemistry
Titration
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
Desorption
Temperature
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • activated carbon
  • biomass
  • ethane adsorption
  • chemisorption
  • surface chemistry

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