Comparison and evaluation of agglomerated MOFs in biohydrogen purification by means of pressure swing adsorption (PSA)

José A. Delgado, Vicente I. Águeda, María A. Uguina, Pablo Brea, Carlos A. Grande

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Abstract

In this work, the agglomeration of HKUST-1 and ZIF-8 with polyvinylalcohol (PVA) has been studied. Extrudates with very low reduction of surface area with respect to powder (less than 3% for a PVA content of 2.9%) have been obtained. The adsorption isotherms of carbon dioxide and hydrogen on HKUST-1 and ZIF-8 extrudates for pressures up to 30–50 bar, and temperatures between 298 and 338 K, have been measured. Diffusion parameters of carbon dioxide on these adsorbents have been measured taking into account the effect of dispersion and macropore diffusion on the experimental signal used, resulting in reciprocal diffusion time constants in the crystals of 0.034 s−1 in HKUST-1, and 0.14 s−1 in ZIF-8 at 298 K. The performance of HKUST-1, ZIF-8 and UTSA-16 extrudates in the separation of carbon dioxide from a mixture with hydrogen by PSA has been compared by simulation. UTSA-16 presents the best performance for biohydrogen purification for a feed mixture containing 40% hydrogen and 60% carbon dioxide. This is attributed to its high selectivity towards carbon dioxide, and to its high volumetric heat capacity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-129
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Volume326
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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