Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 138, Issue 3, pp 1923–1933 | Cite as

Synthesis, characterization and low-temperature carbonation of mesoporous magnesium oxide

  • Sondes Hamdi
  • Laetitia Vieille
  • Kais Nahdi
  • Loïc FavergeonEmail author


A sample of MgO was successfully synthesized using thermal decomposition of hydromagnesite and compared to commercial material. The characterization of materials using XRD, SEM, BET and BJH methods showed that the thermal decomposition way led to rectangular mesoporous microsheets with high specific surface area of 100 m2 g−1. This porous magnesium oxide has been shown to be a potential candidate for CO2 capture at low temperatures range (30 and 50 °C), low pressures of CO2 (\( P_{{{\text{CO}}_{2} }} = 600\;{\text{mbar}} \)) and in the presence of water vapor (\( P_{{{\text{H}}_{2} {\text{O}}}} = 15\;{\text{mbar}} \)). In these conditions, our results show that 11% of MgO was converted to hydrated magnesium carbonate MgCO3·3H2O after 8 h of carbonation in a thermobalance and reached 54% after 24 h of carbonation using tube furnace. After carbonation, hydration reaction pore size and surface area have noticeably changed.


CO2 capture Magnesium oxide Mesoporous Nesquehonite Thermogravimetric analysis 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Application de la Chimie Aux Ressources et Substances Naturelles et à l’EnvironnementUniversité de Carthage, Faculté des Sciences de BizerteZarzouna, BizerteTunisia
  2. 2.Mines Saint-Etienne, Univ. LyonCNRS, UMR 5307 LGF, Centre SPINSaint-ÉtienneFrance

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