The effect of SO2 on CO2 capture in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

Lifeng Ding, A. Ozgur Yazaydin*

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The CO2 capture performance of four zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), ZIF-10, ZIF-71, ZIF-68 and ZIF-69, was investigated in the presence of SO2 using molecular simulations. Our results show that SO2 is preferentially adsorbed over CO2. However, it also shows a cooperative effect on CO2 adsorption. In ZIF-10 and ZIF-71, the SO2 presence was found to have almost no effect on CO2 adsorption. In ZIF-68 and ZIF-69, although the two ZIFs adsorbed large amounts of SO2, the decrease in CO2 uptake was relatively small due to the cooperative interaction between the SO2 and CO2 molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11856-11861
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


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