International Journal of Energy Research, Vol.44, No.15, 12395-12415, 2020
Analysis of equilibriumCO(2)solubility in aqueousAPDAand its potential blends withAMP/MDEAfor postcombustionCO(2)capture
The utility of polyamine-based solvent-activators for the possible application in postcombustion CO(2)capture technology has drawn considerable attention recently owing to its higher loading capacity as well as superior kinetics. The current work involves a comprehensive experimental cum theoretical investigation on the equilibrium solubility of CO(2)pertaining to aqueousN-(3-aminopropyl)-1,3-propanediamine and its blends withN-methyldiethanolamine and 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol. The analysis was conducted within the operating temperature and CO(2)partial pressure range of 303.2-323.2 K and 2-200 kPa, respectively. Two different mathematical models based on nonrigorous approaches such as equilibrium based modified Kent-Eisenberg (KE) model and a multilayer feedforward neural network model have been developed to correlate the CO(2)solubility data over a wide range of experimental conditions. Both the model predictions are well-validated with the experimental results. The reaction scheme as well as the prevalence of important reaction products was further confirmed with qualitative(13)C NMR as well as ATR-FTIR analysis. Apart from these some of the important thermally induced transport properties viz, density, viscosity, and surface tension of the aqueous single and blended systems were measured and correlated with various consistent empirical models such as Redlich-Kister and Grunberg-Nissan model while surface tension data are modeled using temperature-based multiple linear regression technique.