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The journal of physical chemistry. A

Thermochemical capture of carbon dioxide on lithium aluminates (LiAlO2 and Li5AlO4): a new option for the CO2 absorption.


PMID 19489587

Abstract

Lithium aluminates (LiAlO(2) and Li(5)AlO(4)) were synthesized, characterized, and tested as possible CO(2) captors. LiAlO(2) did not seem to have good qualities for the CO(2) absorption. On the contrary, Li(5)AlO(4) showed excellent behavior as a possible CO(2) captor. Li(5)AlO(4) was thermally analyzed under a CO(2) flux dynamically and isothermically at different temperatures. These results clearly showed that Li(5)AlO(4) is able to absorb CO(2) in a wide temperature range (200-700 degrees C). Nevertheless, an important sintering effect was observed during the thermal treatment of the samples, which produced an atypical behavior during the CO(2) absorption at low temperatures. However, at high temperatures, once the lithium diffusion is activated, the sintering effect did not interfere with the CO(2) absorption. Eyring's model was used to determine the activation enthalpies of the CO(2) absorption (15.6 kJ/mol) and lithium diffusion (52.1 kJ/mol); the last one is the limiting process.

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