A New Sulfolane based Solvent for CO2 Capture
3 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2021 Last revised: 17 Apr 2021
Date Written: April 1, 2021
This study presents novel sulfolane based non-aqueous CO2 capture solvents, as an alternative solution for capturing CO2 from industrial processes. In order to select the most promising amine system, five different amines were tested by monitoring CO2 absorption and desorption processes using the time-base Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. During absorption experiments, we observed the formation of Monomethyl Carbonate (MMC) in diisopropylamine (DIPA) and 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (AMP) systems, while carbamate was observed as the main product for the other three amine systems tested. In regeneration experiments, the MMC could be desorbed relatively easily from the amine solution at a mild temperature.
Keywords: FTIR-ATR, Non-aqueous, Organic solvents, Sulfolane, Carbon dioxide capture
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