Evolution of the Design of CH4 Adsorbents

Eyas Mahmoud

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In this review, the evolution of paradigm shifts in CH4 adsorbent design are discussed. The criteria used as characteristic of paradigms are first reports, systematic findings, and reports of record CH4 storage or deliverable capacity. Various paradigms were used such as the systematic design of micropore affinity and pore size, functionalization, structure optimization, high throughput in silico screening, advanced material property design which includes flexibility, intrinsic heat management, mesoporosity and ultraporosity, and process condition optimization. Here, the literature is reviewed to elucidate how the approach to CH4 adsorbent design has progressed and provide strategies that could be implemented in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-466
Number of pages34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020


  • activated carbons
  • adsorption
  • covalent-organic frameworks
  • metal-organic frameworks
  • natural gas vehicles
  • zeolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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