Enhancement of CO2 Adsorption Containing Zinc-ion-exchanged Zeolite NaA Synthesized from Rice Husk Ash

Authors

  • Patchaya Tobarameekul Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Supawon Sangsuradet Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Nareerat Na Chat Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Patcharin Worathanakul Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14416/j.asep.2020.11.006

Keywords:

Zeolite NaA, Rice husk ash, Zinc, Ion exchange method, Carbon dioxide adsorption

Abstract

Carbon dioxide is the main cause of the greenhouse effect and it contributes to global warming. Zeolite NaA is an excellent adsorbent among other materials but its potential as a carbon dioxide adsorption still needs to be developed. Therefore, this research was to synthesize zeolite NaA from rice husk ash under different temperatures and crystallization times. The synthesized zeolite NaA was modified with zinc by an ion exchange method. Adsorbents were tested for the carbon dioxide adsorption at different operating temperatures and flow rates. The results showed that the zeolite NaA was successfully synthesized from rice husk ash under the optimal condition of the crystallization temperature at 333.15 K and time for 2 h. The zeolite NaA can be synthesized at low temperature and time for crystallization resulted in low cost absorbent while achieving high efficiency. The modification of zeolite NaA with zinc played a key role to increase the BET surface area, micropore volume and total pore volume and resulted in an increase in carbon dioxide adsorption capacity. High carbon dioxide adsorption at 89.08% with the operating temperature at 573.15 K and carbon dioxide flow rate of 1 L/h were shown with 5 wt.% zeolite NaA.

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