Removal of sulfur compounds in methane by nano-sizedmagnesium oxide

Yo Han Kim, Anton Koriakin, Chang Ha Lee

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Recently,nano-technologies have been adapted in the research to eliminate of toxicchemical and biological agonist. Particularly, metal oxide particles are consideredas reactive adsorbents for the decontamination of toxic materials. The important feature is to enhance the surface chemical reactivity toward incomingadsorbates. It is expected that the adsorption efficiency of nano-sized MgO greater than commercially common used MgO. In general, there are three kinds of synthesis method for nano-sized MgO: Polyol, Hydrothermal, and Aerogel method. In this study, nano-sized MgOs were synthesized with three different methods. The synthesized MgOs were characterized by XRD, BET, TGA, and TEM. The adsorptive properties and removal efficiencies of toxic compound (sulfur compounds in CH 4)on MgO were tested by the breakthrough experiments. And the variation of adsorptioncapacity by calcination condition was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 162011 Oct 21

Publication series

Name11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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