Various amounts of tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA) loading on mesocellular silica foams (TEPA-MSF-x) were fabricated via a chemical grafting method in this study. The performance of dry 15% CO2 adsorption on the TEPA-MSF-x was tested by a microbalance at 348 K under ambient pressure. Experimentally, CO2 adsorption capacities of the TEPA-MSF-x sorbents were found to be 28.5-66.7 mg CO2/g-sorbent. In addition, TEPA-MSF-x sorbents exhibited enhanced durability during repeated adsorption-desorption cycles compared to the conventional sorbents prepared by a physical impregnation method. This significant enhancement in the stability of CO2 adsorption-desorption process was most likely due to the decreased leaching of TEPA which is covalently tethered to the surface of MSF.
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