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Reference Number EP/R000468/1
Title High Permeance Membranes for Rapid-Response Retro-fit Carbon Capture
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 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor N McKeown
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Cardiff University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 August 2017
End Date 31 July 2019
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £202,084
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Wales
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor N McKeown , Chemistry, Cardiff University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr M Ferrari , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Membrane Technology and Research (MTR), USA (0.000%)
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Abstract Reducing CO2 emissions to reduce global climate change is one of the greatest technological challenges facing humanity. The objective of this research project is to investigate the feasibility of using highly CO2 permeable membranes for carbon capture in order to help achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement or, in the event of accelerating climate change, for use in the emergency retrofit of coal-fired power stations. The project will involve the following objectives.(a) The preparation of novel ultrapermeable Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs), designed to demonstrate enhanced selectivity for CO2.(b) The measurements of their gas permeability.(c) The evaluation of their potential as the selective layer of membranes for carbon capture and, in particular, the retrofit of coal-fired power stations. Projected energy use and cost will be modelled based upon the measured performance of the PIM membranes. The combined complementary expertise of the investigators and named PDRA in polymer synthesis, membrane science and chemical engineering will ensure rapid progress towards achieving the project objectives
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