Authors: Mohamed O. Sulyman*, Jamal A. Abudaia, Khaled Y. Al-Azabi
Carbon dioxide gas, CO2 with high levels in the air creates very serious global problem linked to the climatic changes, mostly in relation to anthropogenic emission sources. Adsorption process is among many effective techniques for removing such gas from the air.
In this study, an attempt has been made to investigate the effectiveness of activated carbon (AC). obtained from easy available agricultural by-products dates stones (DS) in capturing CO2 emissions from mobile sources, during which carbon-containing automobiles fuels are burned. AC is filled into an automobile exhauster using a glass model design and a stream of CO2 was supplied from cylinder. During the removal process, the effect of the AC adsorbents on capturing CO2 was investigated using FTIR spectroscopy. The degree of turbidity and pH change of solutions as an affect of contact with CO2 were also investigated.
Keywords: Activated carbon, adsorption, date stones , automobile exhauster