Understanding carbon capture in new green adsorbents

Ashleigh Fletcher, Siddharth Patwardhan

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We have developed green chemistry for synthesising porous materials; the new method is rapid, controlled, mild and do not require non-aqueous solvents. We have found that these green adsorbents can be used for carbon capture. Furthermore, this synthesis allows material properties to be explicitly tailored. Our results on CO2 capture and storage demonstrate that the new materials synthesised have a marked effect on adsorption uptakes at all pressures of CO2. Commercially available materials were tested and compared with those synthesised. Indeed, when compared with commercial materials the materials developed in this research had greater capacities. Significant enhancement in CO2 storage capacity at typical concentrations present in process streams was also found. These materials compete with the best performing materials reported in the literature e.g. chemically impregnated materials and physically impregnated silica.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event243rd ACS National Meeting - San Diego, United States
Duration: 25 Mar 201229 Mar 2012


Conference243rd ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • carbon capture
  • new green adsorbents

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    Fletcher, A., & Patwardhan, S. (2012). Understanding carbon capture in new green adsorbents. Abstract from 243rd ACS National Meeting , San Diego, United States.