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Trends of CO2 adsorption on cellulose due to van der Waals forces

Thiyam, P., Persson, C., Parsons, D.F., Huang, D., Buhmann, S.Y. and Boström, M. (2015) Trends of CO2 adsorption on cellulose due to van der Waals forces. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 470 . pp. 316-321.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2014.12.044
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Abstract

The non-retarded van der Waals and Casimir-Polder forces on a CO2 molecule in water near a single surface and between surfaces are explored. We observe preferential adsorption and desorption of CO2 molecules depending on the material of the surfaces. We also find a potential mechanism of capture and storage of CO2 molecules in a geometry consisting of a cellulose surface coated by a thin film of water and then by air.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/26779
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