Development of novel adsorbents for CO2 capture applications

The UK Government has an ambitious target to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050, where carbon capture and storage (CCS) together with bioenergy are critical for the UK to meet its reduction targets, whilst delivering affordable, secure and sustainable energy. However, efficiency and capital cost penalties associated with CO2 capture are hindering the deployment of CCS. Adsorption is considered a very promising technology for CO2 capture applications since adsorbents have a high adsorption capacity, a great selectivity, good mechanical properties and they remain stable over repeated adsorption–desorption cycles. Different types of solid sorbents have been, or are currently being, investigated as potential adsorbents for CO2 capture. The aim of this MSc research project is the development of improved, versatile and novel advanced materials that can reduce cost and accelerate deployment of CCS.

Supervisor name: 
Prof Susana Garcia
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Project location: 
John Coulson Building
Deputy name: 
Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer