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Earth Institute Research Projects

Chemical and Biological Catalytic Enhancement of Weathering of Silicate Minerals as Novel Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

Lead PI: Alissa Park

Unit Affiliation: Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE)

July 2010 - July 2014
Inactive
Global ; New York City, NY ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project involves the development of a smart catalytic system that combines Mg and Si targeting ligands for mineral dissolution with enzymatic catalyst for CO2 hydration. Using this technology, we plan to directly mineralized CO2 in flue gas. Thus, the energy intensive solvent regeneration and CO2 compression steps can be eliminated in the overall CCS scheme.

OUTCOMES: This project has resulted in patent applications and several conference presentations. A manuscript is currently in development.

SPONSOR:

Department of Energy

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,657,811

RESEARCH TEAM:

Scott Banta, Pat Brady

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Sandia National Lab, Reaction Engineering International

KEYWORDS

sustainable energy conversion systems flue gas carbon capture utilization and storage particle technology energy

THEMES

Decarbonizing the Planet