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Reference Number EP/N007859/1
Title Multi-scale engineering toolbox for systematic assessment of porous materials in the context of adsorption and membrane separations
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 75%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 30%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 30%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr L Sarkisov
No email address given
Sch of Engineering and Electronics
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 March 2016
End Date 31 August 2019
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £764,651
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr L Sarkisov , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Dr M Ferrari , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr D Friedrich , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor S Brandani , Materials and Processes, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dassault Systemes Simulia Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Process Systems Enterprise Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Quantachrome Instruments, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Technical University Dresden (TUD), Germany (0.000%)
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Abstract We will integrate structure characterization, molecular simulation and process modelling methods into a single computational toolbox and apply this toolbox to explore the scope and accuracy of multi-scale approaches in the assessment of performance of porous materials in adsorption and membrane separation processes. Separation processes consume about 10-15% of global energy, while high energy cost of carbon capture still presents a major hurdle in the implementation of this technology. Recent discovery of new families of porous materials opens unprecedented opportunities to advance energy efficient adsorption and membrane separations; however the large number of new materials demands a transition from traditional trial-and-error process design to rational selection of materials based on computational screening. In this project, we develop computational tools required for this transition, test them against bench scale experiments, and explore their robustness in screening materials for realistic process configurations. In the latter case, we use portable oxygen concentration technologies as a source of extensive reference data to test computational predictions. At the same time, we use this case as an opportunity to apply multi-scale approaches to explore further optimization of portable oxygen concentrators (POC) to make these medical devices even lighter with longer battery life
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