Natural gas adsorption on biomass derived activated carbons: A mini review
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, P.M.B. 0248, Bauchi Nigeria
2 UTM-MPRC Institute for Oil and Gas, Resources Sustainability, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Activated carbon materials are good candidates for natural gas storage due excellent textural properties that are easy to enhance and modify. Natural gas is much cleaner fuel than coal and other petroleum derivatives. Storage of natural gas on porous sorbents at lower pressure is safer and cheaper compared to compressed and liquefied natural gas. This article reviews some works conducted on natural gas storage on biomass based activated carbon materials. Methane storage capacities and deliveries of the various sorbents were given. The effect of factors such as surface area, pore characteristic, heat of adsorption, packing density on the natural gas storage capacity on the activated carbons are discussed. Challenges, improvements and future directions of natural gas storage on porous carbonaceous materials are highlighted.
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