Capture of CO2 in activated carbon synthesized from municipal solid waste compost Chapter Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this study, municipal solid waste composts obtained from mechanical biological treat-ment has been considered as a source of adsorbents for CO2 capture. Three samples de-rived from the maturated compost in the municipal solid wastes were modified to produce activated carbon. The first sample was treated with sulfuric acid, the second one was thermally treated at 800 0C and the last one was modified chemically and thermally with sulfuric acid and at 800 0C. Then, the CO2 uptake capacity of prepared samples was measured through breakthrough adsorption experiments at the post combustion operation-al conditions to collect isotherm data. Also a fixed bed adsorption mathematical model was developed by applying mass and energy balances. Results showed the municipal solid wastes have an excellent capacity to be considered as source of adsorbent for CO2 capture also the mathematical model is able to predict breakthrough data.
  • This work is a result of the projects “VALORCOMP” (0119_VALORCOMP_2_P), funded by FEDER through Programme INTERREG V A Spain - Portugal (POCTEP) 2014–2020, and “AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable Northern Region of Portugal 2020”, with the reference NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006, supported by NORTE 2020, under the Portugal 2020 Partnership Agreement, through FEDER; and POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006984 – Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM funded by FEDER through COMPETE2020 – POCI – and by national funds through FCT.

publication date

  • 2019