Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.428, 121-127, 2014
Sn-Mn binary metal oxides as non-carbon sorbent for mercury removal in a wide-temperature window
A series of Sn-Mn binary metal oxides were prepared through co-precipitation method. The sorbents were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (powder XRD), transmission electronic microscopy (TEM), H-2-temperature-programmed reduction (H-2-TPR) and NH3-temperature-programmed desorption (NH3-TPD) methods. The capability of the prepared sorbents for mercury adsorption from simulated flue gas was investigated by fixed-bed experiments. Results showed that mercury adsorption on pure SnO2 particles was negligible in the test temperature range, comparatively, mercury capacity on MnOx at low temperature was relative high, but the capacity would decrease significantly when the temperature was elevated. Interestingly, for Sn-Mn binary metal oxide, mercury capacity increased not only at low temperature but also at high temperature. Furthermore, the impact of SO2 on mercury adsorption capability of Sn-Mn binary metal oxides was also investigated and it was noted that the effect at low temperature was different comparing with that of high temperature. The mechanism was investigated by diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTs). Moreover, a mathematic model was built to calculate mercury desorption activation energy from Sn to Mn binary metal oxides. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.