Rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere from pre-industrial levels of 280 ppm to a present day value of 365 ppm has led to increasing ocean acidification and may be contributing to climate change and a rising of global temperatures. CCS is essentially a three stage technology where CO2 is captured from large man-made CO2 emission sources, transported via a network of pipelines and stored in deep subsurface geological formations.
- Optimisation of configurations at all scales and development of novel materials (MOFs, Zeolites, mesoporous materials with surface groups, polymers of intrinsic microporosity)
- Integration of separation processes (gas-liquid, membrane, adsorption, hybrid processes)
- Advanced process modelling for steady state and dynamic power production cycles
To find out more about Carbon Capture and Separation Processes please have a look at the following websites:
- Carbon Capture at The University of Edinburgh
- ERPE - Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering
- UKCCS - UK Carbon Capture and Storage/Sequestration