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CO2 capture with hybrid absorbents of low viscosity imidazolium-based ionic liquids and amine

Journal

APPLIED ENERGY
Volume 235, Issue -, Pages 311-319

Publisher

ELSEVIER SCI LTD
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.103

Keywords

CO2 capture; Ionic liquids; Hybrid absorbent; Low viscosity

Funding

  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [21536003, 21706057, 21776065, 21606078, 21476064, 51521006]
  2. National Key Technology R&D Program (MOST) [2014BAC18B04]
  3. China Outstanding Engineer Training Plan for Students of Chemical Engineering & Technology in Hunan University (MOE) [2011-40]
  4. Opening Project of Guangxi Colleges and Universities Key Laboratory of Beibu Gulf Oil and Natural Gas Resource Effective Utilization [2016KLOG17, 2016KLOG13, 2016KLOG11, 2016KLOG05]
  5. Hunan Provincial Innovation Foundation for Postgraduate [CX2017B135]
  6. China Scholarship Council [201706130044]

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In this work, nonaqueous binary absorbents were investigated for CO2 capture by mixing conventional amines (i.e. monoethanolamine MEA, methyldiethanolamin MDEA) and ionic liquids. Four ionic liquids [BMIM]BF4, [BEIM]BF4, [BPIM]BF4 and [BBIM]BF4 were synthesized. The thermal stability of the ionic liquids was evaluated and viscosity was measured over the temperature range of 298-348K. The CO2 absorption performance of the pure ionic liquids was studied at ambient pressure and compared with the hybrid absorbents. The influence factors including temperature, stir rate and cycling numbers were then investigated. Finally, the CO2 absorption mechanism was verified using NMR spectroscopy. Results showed that additional amine could greatly promote the CO2 absorption performance of ionic liquids and mixed absorbents revealed different CO2 absorption behavior depending on the amine type. This work proved that the mixed absorbent MDEA + [BEIM]BF4 yields high cycling CO2 capacity, energy saving, good regenerability and especially, low viscosity.

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