Novel Promoters for Carbon Dioxide Absorption in Potassium Carbonate Solutions
Carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere are major drivers for climate change. In this project, different promoters including carbonic anhydrase, amino acids and a carbonic anhydrase inspired polymer were examined in potassium carbonate solvents for enhancing the carbon dioxide absorption kinetics.
Encapsulated Solvents for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture
The separation of carbon dioxide from flue gases is typically the most expensive stage of a carbon capture and storage operation, and while many solvents and adsorbents could be used for this separation, at present no material is without significant disadvantages..
Investigation and Modelling of a Precipitation Absorber Using Concentrated Potassium Carbonate Solvents For Carbon Dioxide Capture
As anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are increasing, global warming has been drawing increased attention and concern across the world.
Membrane Gas Solvent Contractors for Carbon Capture: Pilot Plant Demonstration
The project is the pilot plant testing of membrane gas solvent contactor technology for the efficient capture of CO2 from flue gas at a power station in NSW.
The Impact of Impurities on the Performance of Cellulose Truacetate Membranes for CO2 Separation
Cellulose triacetate (CTA) membranes have been widely applied in natural gas processing and have competitive CO2/N2 selectivity for both pre and post-combustion carbon capture.
Efficient CO2 Delivery from Flue Gas to Microalgae Ponds through a Novel Membrane System
During microalgae cultivation, carbon dioxide is supplied as the carbon source for photosynthesising microalgae. The traditional strategy is to directly bubble CO2 gas into photobioreactors or microalgae ponds.
The Fabrication of Thin Films on Hollow Fibre Membrane Contactors for Promoting the Absorption of Carbon Dioxide
The use of a carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzyme as a reaction promoter may overcome the reduced overall absorption rates exhibited by K2CO3 relative to MEA.
Solving the Energy Waste Roadblock Sub-Project 3 - Scale-Up and Device Fabrication
The work focussed on the potential for mixed matrix membranes to be use in CO2 capture applications. A number of membranes were developed, including novel MOFs.
CO2 Capture from Natural Gas: Development of Adsorbents and Accompanying Processes
Work continued on zeolite, ZSM-25 as little work exists on this material and it initial works show it to be promising for CO2/CH4 separation.
Polymer Metal-Organic Framework Composite Structure for CO2 Capture Applications
Metal-organic frameworks (MOF) are good candidates for gas separation due to their molecular sieving properties and high thermal stability. MOFs are cast into membranes (MOF membranes) or blended with polymer matrix to produce mixed matrix membranes (MMM).
CO2 Capture from Flue Gas by Vacuum Swing Adsorption
Vacuum swing adsorption is a promising low energy technology for recovering CO2 from low pressure flue gas streams.