Development of porous carbon nanofibers from electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride for CO2 capture

Seok Min Hong, Sung Hyun Kim, Bo Gyeong Jeong, Seong Mu Jo, Ki Bong Lee

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Highly porous carbon nanofibers (CNFs) are successfully prepared for CO2 capture from the carbonization of electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). In the CNF preparation, different temperatures in the range 300-1000 °C are applied for carbonization, and the effect of temperature is investigated. Well-developed porosities and enhanced CO2 adsorption uptakes are achieved by applying a large degree of carbonization at temperatures of 400 °C or above. In the carbonization at high temperatures, narrow micropores (<0.7 nm) are predominantly developed in the PVDF-based CNFs, contributing to an increase of specific surface area and pore volume up to 1065 m2 g-1 and 0.61 cm3 g-1, respectively. The highest CO2 adsorption uptake of 3.1 mol kg-1 is measured at 30 °C and ∼1 atm for PVDF-based CNF carbonized at 1000 °C. PVDF-based CNFs also display excellent recyclability and rapid adsorption-desorption kinetics, which make PVDF-based CNFs promising adsorbents for CO2 capture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58956-58963
Number of pages8
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number103
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 28

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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