China Petroleum Processing & Petrochemical Technology ›› 2022, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (4): 120-128.

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Synthesis and Evaluation of Microporous Metal Organic Frameworks for Light Hydrocarbon Adsorption

Wen Guilin; Li Ying; Li Jianzhe; Li Qingrun; Zhang Hongxing; Xiao Anshan; Tao Bin   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Safety and Control for Chemicals, SINOPEC Research Institute of Safety Engineering Co., Ltd., Qingdao 266101, China
  • Received:2022-03-02 Revised:2022-06-19 Online:2022-12-30 Published:2022-12-30
  • About author:Corresponding Author: Dr. Li Ying, E-mail:

Abstract: Five microporous MOFs were synthesized and their static adsorption properties for light hydrocarbons were experimentally investigated at 298 K and 150 kPa. Among the five MOFs, HKUST-1 and Ni(bdc)(ted)0.5 exhibited much higher uptakes of ethane and propane than PCN-250, UiO-66, and ZIF-8. Breakthrough experiments were carried out at 298 K and atmospheric pressure on HKUST-1 and two commercially used adsorbents. HKUST-1 exhibited a much lower dynamic than static adsorption capacity. Moreover, HKUST-1 and the two traditional adsorbents could effectively separate binary (ethane/propane) and ternary (ethane/propane/toluene) mixtures.

Key words: light hydrocarbons, metal-organic frameworks, adsorption, breakthrough curve, adsorption selectivity