Screening test of solid amine sorbents for CO2 capture

Seungmoon Lee, Thomas Filburn, McMahan L. Gray, Jin Won Park, Ho Jun Song

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In this study, the absorption properties of CO2 in seven different solid amines absorbents were measured. These solid amines made by the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Hartford used a solvent evaporation step to impregnate liquid amines into the pores of non-ionic polymeric supports. The specific characteristics, such as absorption capacity, absorption/desorption rate, cyclic capacity, cycle decay effect, temperature of reaction in absorber and optimal condition of CO2 absorption process were measured. This absorption process occurred at room temperature while the desorbing temperature was raised to 348.15K. To simulate flue gas conditions we used absorption CO2 concentrations of 15% while the total pressure remained constant at atmospheric pressure. The solid amines (TEPAN and E-100AN) demonstrated higher cyclic capacity than others under these conditions. Our testing showed high reproducibility for the CO2 capture of TEPAN and E-100AN in measuring their cyclic capacity. Diminished cyclic capacities were noted for the MEA and 194B material, with a measured drop at cycle-3 of about 18% and 11% lower than those in cycle-1, respectively. While MEA displayed a drop of 11% between cycle-1 and -2, the 194B sorbent showed a similar cyclic capacity in cycle-2 and cycle-3.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - Philadelpia, PA, United States
Duration: 2008 Aug 172008 Aug 21

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelpia, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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