Amine-bearing mesoporous silica for CO2 removal from dry and humid air

Youssef Belmabkhout, Rodrigo Serna-Guerrero, Abdelhamid Sayari*

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This work demonstrates the potential use of triamine-grafted pore-expanded mesoporous silica TRI-PE-MCM-41, for the removal of CO2 from nitrogen, oxygen and water vapor-containing mixtures. In addition to unprecedentedly high CO2 uptake at low pressure, high adsorption rate and stability, this material exhibited very high selectivity for CO2 over N2 and O2, regardless of the presence of moisture. It is thus highly suitable for use in CO2 removal from air, for example in air purification and in closed-circuit breathing systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3695-3698
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Adsorption
  • Air
  • Porous media
  • Purification
  • Selectivity
  • Separations


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