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Dr. Ana Primo, Amparo Forneli, Prof. Dr. Avelino Corma and Prof. Dr. Hermenegildo García From Biomass Wastes to Highly Efficient CO2 Adsorbents: Graphitisation of Chitosan and Alginate Biopolymers ChemSusChem 5

Version of Record online: 11 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200366

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Sphere of influence: We report the valorization of two natural biopolymers as highly efficient, reversible CO2 adsorbents. Pyrolysis leads to graphitic carbons that adsorb amounts of CO2 at 0 °C and atmospheric pressure double that of the currently best CO2 adsorbents (per mass unit). In addition, the materials also exhibit higher adsorption capacity per volume unit, a parameter that is more relevant for industrial applications where the limiting factor is the volume of adsorption towers.

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