Efficient and Rapid Screening of Novel Adsorbents for Carbon Capture in the UK IGSCC Project

Enzo Mangano, Stefano Brandani, Maria-Chiara Ferrari, Hyungwoong Ahn, Daniel Friedrich, M. L. Lozinska, P. A. Wright, J. Kahr, R. Morris, M. Croad, N. McKeown, H. Shamsipour, Peter Budd

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Here we present the results of the rapid screening of novel adsorbents for CO2 capture. The materials were synthesized as part of the Innovative Gas Separations for Carbon Capture (IGSCC) project, a UK wide consortium
which involves the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of St. Andrews, Cardiff University, Imperial College London, the University of Manchester and University College London. For the first time a wide
range of materials relevant for carbon capture are investigated with regard to the CO2 capacity at the same conditions and using the same technique. More than 120 samples, belonging to different classes of adsorbents, were investigated: MOFs, zeolites, PIMs, carbons and silicas. The conditions chosen are the ones of interest for postcombustion applications: 0.1 bar and 35 ºC. All the samples were tested using the Zero Length Column (ZLC) method. Relative to other technique, the ZLC presents the advantage of requiring a very small amount of sample (<15 mg) allowing to obtain rapidly kinetic and equilibrium properties of the novel materials. For each class of materials one typical sample will be shown and compared to typical commercial materials as benchmarks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT) - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 18 Nov 201222 Nov 2012


  • Carbon capture
  • zeolites
  • MOF
  • PIM
  • activated carbon
  • ZLC


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