Analytical representation of micropores for predicting gas adsorption in porous materials

Aaron William Thornton, Scott A Furman, Kate Michelle Nairn, Anita J Hill, James M Hill, Matthew Roland Hill

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A straightforward method for the prediction of the gas storage capabilities of porous materials has been established. The Topologically Integrated Mathematical Thermodynamic Adsorption Model (TIMTAM) combines analytical surface potential energies with classical physisorption thermodynamics in a computationally inexpensive fashion. Experimental and simulated isotherms from leading sorbent candidates such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), carbon nanotubes and activated carbons have been used to verify the model. Furthermore, the effect of pore size and shape upon gas storage characteristics is explored using the TIMTAM routine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188 - 197
Number of pages10
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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