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Reference Number EP/G012865/1
Title Ceramic membranes for energy applications and CO2 capture
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Oil and gas combustion) 10%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Coal, Coal combustion) 10%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 20%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 20%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells) 20%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 33%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 33%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 34%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor IS (Ian ) Metcalfe
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School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials
Newcastle University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 03 April 2009
End Date 02 October 2014
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £605,605
Industrial Sectors Chemicals
Region North East
Programme Energy Research Capacity, Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor IS (Ian ) Metcalfe , School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University (100.000%)
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Objectives Linked to grant EP/G012679/1
Abstract Membranes in general provide very significant opportunities for process intensification. In particular there is a large range of energy-related applications for high temperature ceramic membranes that is as yet poorly explored. This Platform Grant proposal is aimed at underpinning our joint group in the field of high temperature membranes for energy applications and CO2 capture. This research encompasses membrane catalysis, novel multi-functional membrane fabrication and structural and transport characterisation as well as application. The work will involve a highly multi-disciplinary effort with a world-leading team of investigators/researchers comprising membrane technologists, chemical engineers, chemists and material scientists. The research to be performed will call upon the complementary expertise of this team to examine a number of key challenges so that new oxygen, hydrogen and steam permeable ceramic membranes can be developed in an applied context making the productionof low carbon energy and carbon capture processes possible. The applications for these membranes have the potential to be truly disruptive. The proposal is distinctive in that the PDRAs employed on thegrant will travel to internationally leading groups for extended training visits. This will strengthen our research capability and increase the employability of the PDRAs
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