The evolution of sorptive and textural properties of CaO-based sorbents during repetitive sorption/regeneration cycles has been mathematically simulated. The proposed model takes into account the morphology of nascent CaO, sorbent sintering physics and CO2 sorption kinetics. The results show that the model is in good agreement with the experimental data for real sorbents and predicts the dependence of the recarbonation extent on the number and duration of the sorption/regeneration cycles well. The model obtained allows predicting the change of the textural properties of the sorbent (e.g. the values of specific surface area and mean pore size) during the sorption/regeneration cycles.
- Calcium oxide