CO2 desorption via microwave heating for post-combustion carbon capture

Theodoros Chronopoulos, Yolanda Fernandez-Diez, M Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Raffaella Ocone, David A Reay

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In this work, a comparison of CO2 desorption rates of microporous activated carbon (AC) using Microwave Swing Desorption (MSD) and Temperature Swing Desorption (TSD) is reported. For the purposes of this study, a modified microwave oven and a conventional oven were used, heating the AC packed bed to two different temperatures (70°C and 130°C). Results showed that microwaves are able to enhance the rate of CO2 desorption from the AC, contributing to a four times faster overall desorption process, compared to conventional heating desorption.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Early online date8 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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