Bimetal based inorganic-carbonic anhydrase hybrid hydrogel membrane for CO2 capture

Wen, Huan, Zhang, Lei, Du, Yingjie, Wang, Ziyuan, Jiang, Yunhong, Bian, Hongjie, Cui, Jiandong and Jia, Shiru (2020) Bimetal based inorganic-carbonic anhydrase hybrid hydrogel membrane for CO2 capture. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 39. p. 101171. ISSN 2212-9820

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In this study, we synthesized for the first time a bimetal-based inorganic-carbonic anhydrase (CA) hybrid nanoflower to immobilize CA using Cu2+ and Zn2+ instead of single metal ion. Subsequently, the synthesized bimetallic hybrid nanoflowers (CANF) were embedded into the poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)-chitosan (CS) hydrogel networks to obtain PVA/CS@CANF hydrogel membrane. The CANF exhibited a significantly higher activity recovery of 70 % compared with 35 % with CA/Zn3(PO4)2 hybrid nanoflowers and 10 % with CA/Cu3(PO4)2 hybrid nanoflowers. The PVA/CS@CANF hydrogel membrane possessed excellent mechanical strength, high catalytic activity, and were easy to flow out without centrifugation or filtration. At the same time, the PVA/CS@CANF displayed higher thermostability, storage stability, and pH stability than free CA and CANF, and superior reusability and CO2 capture capacity. The hydrogel membrane maintained more than 75 % of its original activity after 8 cycles. However, CANF only maintained 12 % of its original activity. Furthermore, the amount of CaCO3 produced by PVA/CS@CANF membrane was 9.0-fold and 2.0-fold compared with free CA and CANF, respectively. Therefore, This approach to synthesizing bimetallic-based protein hybrid hydrogel membrane could have a bright future in CO2 capture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbonic anhydrase, Bimetallic-based protein hybrid, Hydrogel membranes, Immobilization, CO2 sequestration
Subjects: C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2020 11:57
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 15:48

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