A review of adsorbed natural gas storage technologies
International Journal of Environmental Studies
Activated carbon, ANG, Natural gas storage
Adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage and supporting transportation technologies can become competitive alternatives to existing fuel storage systems. This paper illustrates five key elements fundamental to the success of an ANG storage system. Adsorbent characteristics, thermal dynamics, desorption, and deliverability rates are examined in some detail. The adsorbent characteristics discussed include adsorbent surface area, composition, and particle distribution. It is clear that novel gas storage monoliths, metal organic frameworks and high surface active carbon can perform better than a standard activated carbon. The heat of adsorption and the thermal fluctuations in the ANG storage system have a significant impact on its performance. The paper discusses future prospects of the ANG system, and efforts to overcome critical obstacles.
Alhasan, S.; Carriveau, R.; and Ting, D. S.K.. (2016). A review of adsorbed natural gas storage technologies. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 73 (3), 343-356.