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Reference Number EP/F060858/1
Title Novel Catalytic Membranes for CO2 Removal and Recovery
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) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr PM Budd
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University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 March 2008
End Date 31 August 2009
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £149,042
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region North West
Programme Energy Multidisciplinary Applications, Energy Research Capacity
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr PM Budd , Chemistry, University of Manchester (100.000%)
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Abstract Catalytic membrane systems offer the possibility of highly selective removal of CO2 from a mixed feed gas (e.g., from a fossil fuel power station or hydrogen production plant) into an aqueous phase, and recovery of pure CO2 from the aqueous phase, for subsequent storage or re-use.We propose to explore the potential of composite membranes composed of a polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM) as matrix or sub-layer, together with a synthetic catalyst which acts as a carbonic anhydrase mimic (catalysing either CO2 hydration or bicarbonate dehydration depending on pH). In addition to seeking to heterogenize a known carbonic anhydrase mimic (a Zn(II) cyclen complex), we shall investigate the potential of two novel heterogeneous catalyst systems which have not previously been studied for this type of application: nanoporous Zn pthalocyanine polymer networks and Zn phthalocyanine cubic crystals.We shall also explore possibilities for optimizing a membrane for either CO2 removal or CO2 recovery, through control of local pH within the membrane or through use of catalysts with different pKa values, and hence to develop a unique and highly efficient double membrane system
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