The objective of our study was to prepare an effective and low-cost adsorbent for CO2 capture and to provide detailed analyses of adsorption-related properties. For this purpose, we treat the naturally abundant kaolinite with amines using the wet impregnation method. The thermogravimetric analysis indicates that the CO2 adsorption capacity of kaolinite (3.3mg/g) can be enhanced through amine modification and increases with an increase in amine loading. In terms of amine-modified parameters, it is observed that kaolinite modified with 4MEA+1EDA with 50wt% has the best CO2 adsorption capacity (149.0mg/g). We also speculate, based on X-ray diffraction and Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy results, that CO2 adsorption onto amine-modified kaolinite occurs through chemical adsorption. This further substantiates the conclusion that the inexpensive and commonly available kaolinite is a potential solid carrier and is also a good adsorbent for CO2 capture with amine modification.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry