Highly porous CO 2 hydrate generation aided by silica nanoparticles for potential secure storage of CO 2 and desalination

Citation:

I. Kim, Nole, M., Jang, S., Ko, S., Daigle, H., Pope, G. A., and Huh, C., “Highly porous CO 2 hydrate generation aided by silica nanoparticles for potential secure storage of CO 2 and desalination,” RSC Advances, vol. 7, no. 16, pp. 9545-9550, 2017.

Abstract:

We report a new way of storing CO2 in a highly porous hydrate structure, stabilized by silica nanoparticles (NPs). Such a porous CO2 hydrate structure was generated either by cooling down NP-stabilized CO2-in-seawater foams, or by gently mixing CO2 and seawater that contains silica NPs under CO2 hydrate-generating conditions. With the highly porous structure, enhanced desalination was also achievable when the partial meltdown of CO2 hydrate was allowed

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