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Reference Number EP/L021064/1
Title Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Using MOFs: Materials and Process Development
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor S Brandani
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Materials and Processes
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 28 March 2014
End Date 27 March 2016
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £197,691
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor S Brandani , Materials and Processes, University of Edinburgh (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr M Ferrari , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
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Abstract The proposal aims to develop an international collaborative research programme under Topic 4 of the FENCO-NET call: New innovative CO2capture technologies.The specific issues addressed in the proposal are:1. Overall evaluation of new innovative CO2 capture processes based on Metal Organic Framework (MOF) materials;2. To synthesise (scale-up to kg quantities), characterise,, formulate and evaluate selected MOFs for vacuum swing (VSA) post-combustion capture;3. To investigate and address adsorbent stability and efficiency in post-combustion carbon capture processes;4. To investigate and model mass and heat transfer kinetics to enable accurate dynamic process simulations needed for the optimization of thecarbon capture units with respect to energy efficiency and operational and capital costs.The FENCO-NET call gives the unique opportunity of coordinating the significant research efforts in the partner institutions. SINTEF has thecapability of preparing advanced MOFs which can also be scaled-up to produce formed materials for bench scale process testing. The UoE hasdeveloped new rapid screening techniques, specifically for post-combustion carbon capture and the close collaboration with SINTEF will acceleratefurther developments and provide essential stability data to direct novel material synthesis. Significant advances in this field can only be achieved ifmaterial and process development are combined. CERTH brings significant expertise in Vacuum Swing Adsorption (VSA) modelling, simulation, design and optimization and both the UoE and SINTEF have the capability of evaluating the integration of the novel carbon capture systems in power plants
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