Polyethylenimine Applications in Carbon Dioxide Capture and Separation: From Theoretical Study to Experimental Work
carbon dioxide capture, membranes, nanotubes, polymers, solid adsorbents
Solid absorbents made with polyethylenimine (PEI), which is loaded on different porous substrates, are promising for postcombustion carbon dioxide capture. Herein, theoretical studies of polyamine applications, including PEI for carbon dioxide capture, are reviewed and the development of experimental work on carbon dioxide capture by using PEI summarized. The mechanisms of carbon dioxide capture are discussed at different reaction sites of the polyamines, such as primary, secondary, and tertiary amine groups. Experimental achievements in carbon dioxide capture are investigated by the incorporation of PEI with different support materials, such as mesoporous silica; nanotubes; membranes; and other materials, such as alumina, zeolite, resin, metal–organic frameworks, and glass fibers, through impregnation, grafting, and synthesis. The excellent carbon dioxide capture capacity and great stability of PEI-impregnated nanomaterials highlight PEI as one of the greatest candidates for carbon dioxide capture from flue gas or air.
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Shen, Xinhua; Du, Hongbo; Mullins, Riley H.; and Kommalapati, Raghava R., "Polyethylenimine Applications in Carbon Dioxide Capture and Separation: From Theoretical Study to Experimental Work" (2017). Faculty Publications. 880.