Multi-Scale Design & Optimization of Next-Generation Carbon Capture Systems
The project, led by Profs. Joan Brennecke and Michael Baldea, will develop and apply multi-scale design and optimization techniques to materials-based carbon capture processes. Researchers are devising new ways to simultaneously optimize the separation material, and the design of the process needed to use it.
The project is focused on a methodology for use of ionic liquids for CO2 capture from post-combustion flue gas, during power plant combustion of natural gas. The project will produce a computational design, and conduct experimental testing of a (potentially) new ionic liquid, optimized for carbon capture.
Kyeongjun Seo, Calvin Tsay, Bo Hong, Thomas F. Edgar, Mark A. Stadtherr, and Michael Baldea, “Rate-Based Process Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis for Ionic-Liquid-Based Post-Combustion Carbon Capture,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2020, 8(27).
Oscar Nordness, "Ion Dissociation in Ionic Liquid/Solvent Systems and Aqueous Inorganic Salts,” Materials Research Laboratory at UCSB: An NSF MRSEC, IRG 2: Polymeric Ionic Liquids, 9/2/20.
Kyeongjun Seo, Calvin Tsay, Bo Hong, Thomas F. Edgar, Mark A. Stadtherr and Michael Baldea, Economic Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis of Ionic Liquid-Based Carbon Capture Plants, Paper 732f, to be presented at (virtual) 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting