Journal article

An experimental evaluation and molecular simulation of high temperature gas adsorption on nanoporous carbon

Clare J Anderson, Wendy Tao, Jianwen Jiang, Stanley I Sandler, Geoff W Stevens, Sandra E Kentish

CARBON | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

A combination of experiments and molecular simulations has been used to further understand the contribution of gas adsorption to the carbon dioxide (CO2) selectivity of nanoporous carbon (NPC) membranes as a function of temperature and under mixed gas conditions. Whilst there have been various publications on the adsorption of gases onto carbon materials, this study aims to benchmark a simulation model with experimental results using pure gases. The simulation model is then used to predict mixed gas behaviour. These mixed gas results can be used in the assessment of NPC membranes as a suitable technology for both carbon dioxide separations from air-blown syngas and from natural gas. The gas ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the funding provided by the Australian Government through its CRC Program to support this research Infrastructure support from the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, a special research centre of the Australian Research Council is also gratefully acknowledged