Carbon dioxide and methane adsorption behaviour of zeolite/biomass-based activated carbon and zeolite/multiwalled carbon nanotube composites

Oğuz Erdoğan F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.102, no.19, pp.7523-7541, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 19
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03067319.2020.1832480
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.7523-7541
  • Keywords: CO(2)adsorption, CH(4)adsorption, isotherm parameters, zeolite, activated carbon, composite, AQUEOUS-SOLUTION, DYE ADSORPTION, CO2, REMOVAL, ZEOLITE, MICROWAVE, SHELLS, WASTE, IONS, TEMPERATURE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, it was aimed to develop novel-activated carbon/zeolite and carbon nanotube/zeolite composites for CO(2)and CH(4)adsorption. The study consists of two parts; in the first part of the study, activated carbon has been obtained from elaeagnus stones and zeolite/activated carbon composites have been prepared from the activated carbon and commercial zeolite with the use of K(2)CO(3)at different temperatures. In order to make comparisons, zeolite/multiwalled carbon nanotube composites have been prepared by using commercial-multiwalled carbon nanotube by the same method. All the composites have been characterised by N(2)adsorption - desorption, Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) desorption pore size distributions and SEM-EDX techniques. In the second part of the study, CO(2)and CH(4)adsorption processes have been performed for obtained composites at room temperature and 760 mmHg pressure. The relationship between CO(2)and CH(4)adsorption capacities, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas and pore volumes of zeolite/activated carbon and zeolite/multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) composites have been investigated. Freundlich, Langmuir, BET, Temkin, Dubinin-Radushkevich (DR) and Harkins - Jura (HJ) isotherms have been plotted and the isotherm parameters have been calculated. It was observed that the CO(2)and CH(4)adsorption capacities of the zeolite/activated carbon composites are higher than the adsorption capacities of both zeolite and activated carbon. It was also observed that the zeolite/MWCNT composite ZN700 showed higher CO(2)and CH(4)adsorption capacity than both zeolite and nanotube. Results showed that the zeolite/activated carbon and zeolite/multiwalled carbon nanotube composites which were obtained with the use of K(2)CO(3)are promising adsorbents for CO(2)and CH(4)adsorption for industrial use.