Mesoporous magnesium oxide and its composites: Preparation, characterization, and removal of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide

Anh Tuan Vu, Shunbo Jiang, Keon Ho, Joong Beom Lee, Chang Ha Lee

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Magnesium oxide and its composites with Fe2O3 or SiO2 particles were prepared by an aerogel method for the removal of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (2-CEES) under ambient condition. Their sorption capacity and reactivity were evaluated by breakthrough experiments using 2-CEES of 0.26μg/mL in N2 flow. The surface area and sorption capacity of aerogel MgO (AP-MgO) were about five times greater than those of commercial MgO. All of the prepared materials could decompose 2-CEES at 25°C with different conversion degrees. The reactivity of MgO·Fe2O3 composites was higher than that of AP-MgO and MgO·SiO2. On the other hand, the increased surface area, imparted by the addition of SiO2, led to the enhanced sorption capacity (49.3mg/g). The order of sorption capacity was MgO·SiO2 > AP-MgO > MgO·Fe2O3, but the order of reactivity was MgO·Fe2O3 > AP-MgO > MgO·SiO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-93
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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