Exfoliated Ni-Al LDH 2D nanosheets for intermediate temperature CO2 capture

Aamir Hanif, Mingzhe Sun, Shanshan Shang, Yuanmeng Tian, Alex C.K. Yip, Yong Sik Ok, Iris K.M. Yu, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Qinfen Gu, Jin Shang

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CO2 capture is projected as one of the pragmatic approaches to deal with the global warming phenomenon. Adsorption-based CO2 capture is considered an economically attractive option to reduce CO2 emission. The success of the adsorption-based capture primarily relies on adsorbents and thus a variety of adsorbents have been investigated in the literature. We here report a high surface area (210.2 m2/g) exfoliated Ni-Al LDH nanoplatelet as a promising candidate for CO2 capture at an intermediate temperature of 200 °C applicable to integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and sorption enhanced water gas shift (SEWGS) reactions. The materials were well characterized by PXRD, TGA, FTIR, TEM, ICP-OES, and N2 adsorption surface area, and pore size distribution techniques. A unique nanoflower morphology comprising of exfoliated LDH platelets of ca. 5 layer thickness was obtained. The CO2 capture capacity (0.66 mmol/g) of the exfoliated Ni-Al LDH nanoplatelet is comparable to that of the widely reported Mg-Al LDH-derived mixed oxides and MgO-based adsorbents. Provided that Ni-Al and other transition metal LDH materials are known to exhibit superior catalytic properties for CO2 methanation, this work could pave the way for development of dual-functional materials for CO2 capture and conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of hazardous materials
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 15


  • CO capture
  • Exfoliation
  • Nanosheets
  • Ni-Al LDH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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