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Earth Institute Research Projects

Nanoscale Ionic Materials for CO2 Capture and Sequestration

Lead PI: Alissa Park

Unit Affiliation: Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE)

June 2008 - May 2013
Inactive
Global ; New York City, NY ; New York ; Ithaca, NY
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This study focuses on the design and synthesis of Nanoscale Ionic Materials for CO2 capture. By grafting different polymeric corona onto nanoparticles, both chemical and structural properties of these novel materials can be tuned. Some of the important benefits of such solvent design include excellent thermal stability, negligible vapor pressure, and multifunctionality.

OUTCOMES: The outcome is to develop CO2 capture using nanoparticle ionic materials (NIMS). The effects of the volume fraction of nanoparticles and the different functional groups on the CO2 capture efficiencies of NIMS are also investigated. To facilitate the search for optimal NIMS designs that maximize CO2 capture, a high-pressure, high-temperature reactor setup and a microbalance system are employed. The NIMS results are then compared with those for the commercially available ILs, as well as MEA solvent.

SPONSOR:

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Cornell Center for Research and Education

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$750,000

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Cornell University, Princeton University

PUBLICATIONS:

https://www.scribd.com/document/147555725/Nanoparticle-Ionic-Materials-for-Energy-and-Sustainability-pdf

KEYWORDS

sustainable energy conversion systems carbon capture utilization and storage nanoparticles energy particle technology

THEMES

Decarbonizing the Planet