Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Glucose – Graphene Hybrid for Increasing the Natural Gas Storage

Document Type : Research Article


Department of Chemical Engineering, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, I.R. IRAN


Several categories are usual ways for natural gas storage: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG), and liquefied gas methods. The ANG technologies allow the natural gases to be absorbed via porous materials at high temperatures and low pressures, around 500 psig (3.5 MPa).  Via an accurate comparison, it has been exhibited those gases can be stored in a CNG tank at approximately 3,500 psig. Therefore, the ANG system appears to be prospective for any future activities. In this study, Glucose–Graphene hybrid based materials with hierarchical structures, tunable surfaces, chemical doping, and functionalization were simulated for gases with .... such as (H2, N2, O2) and ... for (CH4, CO2, NH3, NO2, H2S, SO2) and  for (He, Ne) sorption, storage, and separation. The scope of this work is to produce a new Nano-adsorbent, i.e., Hybrid -Glucose-Graphene, which can be introduced as a new candidate for that gas storage.


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