A study on the reaction between CO2 and alkanolamines in aqueous solutions

P.M.M. Blauwhoff, Geert Versteeg, Willibrordus Petrus Maria van Swaaij

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Literature data on the rates of reaction between CO2 and alkanolamines (MEA, DEA, DIPA, TEA and MDEA) in aqueous solution are discussed. These data induced us to carry out absorption experiments of CO2 into aqueous DEA, DIPA, TEA and MDEA solutions from which the respective rate constants The results for DEA and DIPA were analysed by means of a zwitterion-mechanism which was derived from the mechanism originally proposed by Danckwerts [1 The reaction rate of CO2 with aqueous TEA and MDEA solutions shows a significant base catalysis effect which is also reported by Donaldson and Nguy
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1411-1429
JournalChemical engineering science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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