Screening of metal oxides for Hg0 capture

Zhao, Haitao and Yang, Gang and Pang, Cheng Heng and Fan, Hua and Hall, Philip and Kingman, Sam and Wu, Tao (2015) Screening of metal oxides for Hg0 capture. Energy Procedia, 75 . pp. 2421-2426. ISSN 1876-6102

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Fossil fuel related industriesare the major anthropogenic sources of Hg0 emission. Due to awareness of the detrimental impact, there is an increasing interest in discovering potential materials for Hg0 removal. In this paper, the first-row transition metals (from V to Zn), Mo and rare earth metals (La and Ce) in the oxidation states supported by γ-Al2O3werepreparedand studied as potential candidates for Hg0 capture. Based on evolution of the parameters of enthalpies (ΔH), Gibbs free energy (ΔG), adsorption peaks (Ta, peak), maximumHg0 capture efficiencies (μmax) and activation energy (Ea)etc, the samples of Cr, Ni, Fe, Mn, Co, Ce and Cu showed better performancesfor Hg0 capture amongst the 11 metal oxides. The results also indicated that MoO3 has potential to promote Hg0 capture since the activation energy is relatively low. Consequently, most of the Mo-based binary metal oxides have relatively high Hg0 removal efficienciescoupled with lowactivation energies. Particularly, the binary metal oxides of CrMo, MnMo, CuMo, CeMo andCoMo could be selected as appropriate candidates for Hg0 capture within specifictemperature windows.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hg0 Capture; Metal oxides; Screening method; thermodynamic data; and kinetic parameters
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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Depositing User: LIN, Zhiren
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:14

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