Heterogeneity Analysis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes from the Adsorption Equilibria of Nitrogen and Benzene

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Nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherms and gravimetric methods were employed to examine the structural and adsorption properties of selected adsorbent. The equilibrium data of benzene were also obtained at three different temperatures (303.15, 313.15, and 323.15 K) with pressures up to 7 kPa. The results of nitrogen and benzene sorption isotherm revealed that SWCNTs exhibit type II with the features of type I. The Toth and UNILAN models were found to provide a reasonable correlation between the adsorption isotherm data. In addition, the adsorption second virial coefficient and the isosteric heat of adsorption were determined by using these isotherm models. The isosteric heat of adsorption and adsorption energy distribution indicated that SWCNTs have energetically and structurally heterogeneous surfaces.

Keywords: ADSORPTION; HETEROGENEITY; SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES (SWCNTS)

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2006.061

Publication date: November 1, 2006

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