Non-dispersive absorption of CO2 in [emim][EtSO4] and [emim][Ac]: Temperature influence

Abstract: Post-combustion capture based on amines is conventionally used for carbon dioxide separation. Ionic liquids have emerged as new attractive alternative solvents because of their zero emission features compared to amines. The aim of the present work is to study the temperature influence on the efficiency in order to evaluate physical and chemical absorption using two ionic liquids, 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate [emim][EtSO4], and 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate [emim][Ac]. The temperature ranges from room temperature to 333 K. A polypropylene hollow fiber module is the membrane device where the CO2 absorption takes place. The CO2 removal efficiency was obtained from experimental data, showing a temperature dependence only in the case of using [emim][Ac] which doubles from 291 K to 318 K (16-34% for one contactor and 27-53% when two contactors were operated in series). The behavior of [emim][Ac] was correlated with the mass transfer enhanced by the chemical reaction. When [emim][EtSO4] is used, the efficiency is not influenced by the temperature and only the solubility controlled the mass transfer in the liquid phase.

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 Autoría: Gómez-Coma L., Garea A., Irabien A.,

 Fuente: Separation and Purification Technology 132 (2014) 120–125

Editorial: Elsevier

 Año de publicación: 2014

Nº de páginas: 6

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2014.05.012

ISSN: 1383-5866,1873-3794

Proyecto español: ENE2010-14828

Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2014.05.012