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Response Surface Methodology Applied to the Evaluation of the SO2 Sorption Process in Two Brazilian Limestones

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Mortari, Daniela A. [1] ; Avila, Ivonete [2] ; Crnkovic, Paula M. [1, 3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Engn Sao Carlos, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Fac Engn Guaratingueta, Dept Energy, BR-12516410 Guaratingueta - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Chem, BR-14801970 Araraquara - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENERGY & FUELS; v. 27, n. 6, p. 2890-2898, JUN 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 2

This paper proposes a response surface methodology to evaluate the influence of the particle size and temperature as variables and their interaction on the sulfation process using two Brazilian limestones, a calcite (ICB) and a dolomite (DP). Experiments were performed according to an experimental design {[}central composite rotatable design (CCRD)] carried out on a thermogravimetric balance and a nitrogen adsorption porosimeter. In the SO2 sorption process, DP was shown to be more efficient than ICB. The best results for both limestones in relation to conversion and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area were obtained under central point conditions (545 mu m and 850 degrees C for DP and 274 mu m and 815 degrees C for ICB). The optimal values for conversion were 52% for DP and 3796 for ICB. For BET surface area, the optimal values were 35 m(2) g(-1) for DP and 45 m(2) g(-1) for ICB. A relationship between conversion and pore size distribution has been established. The experiments that showed higher conversions also exhibited more pores in the region between 20 and 150 angstrom and larger BET surface area, indicating that the amount of smaller pores may be an important factor in the reactivity of limestones. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/07215-4 - The physical structure of limestones and the reactivity as sorbents of atmospheric pollutant
Grantee:Daniela Andresa Mortari
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 11/11321-7 - Study of Decay Behavior of the CO2 Sorption by Limestones applied to the Carbon Sequestration Technology
Grantee:Ivonete Ávila
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral