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

Thiyam, P., Persson, C., Parsons, D.F.ORCID: 0000-0002-3956-6031, 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.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
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