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.