ABSTRACT With aqueous ammonia in the process of CO2 absorption and desorption to join sodium bicarbonate, the influence of HCO3- on CO2 absorption and desorption from ammonia solution was investigated through the experimental analysis of the desorption quantity of CO2, desorption rate, CO2 loading and the absorption rate. The experimental results showed that, in experimental conditions, The desorption rate decreased gradually with increasing ammonia concentrations. The desorption rate increased 12%, 17%, 19% and 28.8% when 1 mol/L of ammonia solution is added in 0.1 mol/L, 0.3 mol/L, 0.5 mol/L and 1 mol/L of sodium bicarbonate. The higher concentration of ammonium bicarbonate solution which was added sodium bicarbonate，the more observably the effect of CO2 desorption was promoted. The absorption rate had dropped when absorption process added 0.3 mol/L sodium bicarbonate, the CO2 loading was a little change.
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S. Jiang, W. Zhong, R. Peng, Y. Jiang and J. Zhang, "Experimental Studies on the Influence of HCO3- on Absorption and Desorption of CO2 from Ammonia Solution," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 240-243. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.24B061.
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