Equilibrium total pressures were measured and equilibrium CO2 partial pressures were calculated from the measured total pressure data in binary and ternary aqueous solutions of 2-(diethylamino)ethanol (DEEA) and 3-(methylamino)propylamine (MAPA). The measurements were carried out in a commercially available calorimeter used as an equilibrium cell. The examined systems were the binary aqueous solutions of 5 M DEEA, 2 M MAPA, and 1 M MAPA and the ternary aqueous mixtures of 5 M DEEA + 2 M MAPA (5D2M) and 5 M DEEA + 1 M MAPA (5D1M), which gave liquid–liquid phase split upon CO2 absorption. The total pressures were measured and the CO2 partial pressures were calculated as a function of CO2 loading at three different temperatures 40 °C, 80 °C, and 120 °C. All experiments were reproduced with good repeatability. The measurements were carried out for 30 mass % MEA solutions to validate the experimental method. All the measured data were also compared with the results of 30 mass % MEA as a reference case. 5 M DEEA has shown high cyclic capacity. Both 2 M and 1 M MAPA showed high loading capacities at 40 °C and 120 °C. The aqueous amine mixtures, 5D2M and 5D1M, gave fairly good cyclic capacities and their results depend on the concentration of the promoter (MAPA) in the mixture. Approximate enthalpies of absorption of CO2 in all the tested aqueous amine systems were estimated from the CO2 solubility data. The measured total pressure and the estimated CO2 solubility data can be useful in thermodynamic modeling of the capture systems when aqueous DEEA–MAPA solutions are used as capture solvents.
Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 2014, Vol 59, Issue 3, p. 764-774