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Cycling and regeneration of adsorbed natural gas in microporous materials

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dc.contributor.author Romanos, Jimmy
dc.contributor.author Rash, Tyler
dc.contributor.author Abou Dargham, Sara
dc.contributor.author Prosniewski, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Barakat, Fatima
dc.contributor.author Pfeifer, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-10T10:19:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-10T10:19:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1520-5029 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11410
dc.description.abstract Adsorbed natural gas (ANG) technology is an energy-efficient method for storing natural gas at room temperature and low pressure. The search for high-storage-performance natural gas sorbents for gaseous fuels is currently pursued by numerous research groups worldwide. While research in this field is mainly devoted to optimizing the gravimetric and volumetric storage capacity of methane, this work investigates the long-term effect of large alkanes on natural gas storage. This article investigates the evolution of storage capacity and gas composition during adsorption/desorption cycles at room temperature (charge/discharge of an ANG tank) and at various elevated temperatures (regeneration of tank) on a commercial, high-surface-area activated carbon (Maxsorb MSC-30, Kansai Coke and Chemical Co. Ltd.). Cycling and regeneration study of sorbent for hundreds of cycles has been investigated. The evolution of storage capacity is measured after successive cycling using a custom-built Sievert apparatus. For natural gas, gravimetric excess adsorption drops to 33% in the first 100 cycles and continues to decrease slowly until it reaches 25% by the 1000th cycle. Volumetric storage capacity shows a deterioration of 50% after 100 cycles and remains approximately constant after that. The contaminant gas composition is measured as a function of successive cycling using gas chromatography. Finally, efficient regeneration techniques have been tested to allow a continuous operation for thousands of cycles. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Cycling and regeneration of adsorbed natural gas in microporous materials en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201306300 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Energy & fuels en_US
dc.journal.volume 31 en_US
dc.journal.issue 12 en_US
dc.article.pages 14332-14337 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03119. en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Romanos, J., Rash, T., Abou Dargham, S., Prosniewski, M., Barakat, F., & Pfeifer, P. (2017). Cycling and regeneration of adsorbed natural gas in microporous materials. Energy & fuels, 31(12), 14332-14337. en_US
dc.author.email jimmy.romanos@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03119 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5408-1657 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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