CFD Simulation of CO2 Adsorption onto Activated Carbon for Gas Separation and Storage Applications

Skander Jribi, Boutheina Zallama, Takahiko Miyazaki

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Abstract

The increase in global energy demand, the scarcity of fossil fuels resources, climate change and global warming are undeniable realities. In this energy context, the implementation of concrete measures in favor of greater energy efficiency systems becomes urgent. Among these systems, the integration of environmental friendly, low energy adsorption technologies is gaining more interest in many chemical, residential and industrial applications such as adsorption refrigeration systems, quality treatment and energy storage processes. Pressure swing adsorption and temperature swing adsorption are among the promising techniques for CO2 capturing and separation from exhaust gases. In this study, corrected adsorption rates of CO2 onto activated carbon powder were investigated using computational fluid dynamics simulation. The modified linear driving force (mLDF) model was used as the adsorption kinetics equation by fitting of experimental data with isothermal assumption. Then the adsorbent layer temperature was estimated with CFD simulation which allowed to adjust the diffusion time constants for accurate performance investigation of CO2 adsorption cooling, storage and separation applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Mechanics - Selected contributions from the 7th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, ICAMEM 2019
EditorsMohamed Kharrat, Fakhreddine Dammak, Mounir Baccar
PublisherSpringer
Pages187-193
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030520700
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event7th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, ICAMEM 2019 - Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: Dec 16 2019Dec 18 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, ICAMEM 2019
CountryTunisia
CityHammamet
Period12/16/1912/18/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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