Unveiling CO2 chemisorption mechanisms in solid adsorbents via surface-enhanced ex(in)-situ NMR
funding type European Comission
programme ERC-2019-COG - ERC Consolidator Grant
alternative reference 865974
research group(s) 1 - inorganic functional nanomaterials and organic-inorganic hybrids;
department Chemistry (DQ)
execution dates 2020-06-01 - 2025-05-31 ( 60 Months )
Reaching a record high of 32.5 gigatonnes in 2017, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion continue to increase. Adsorption is considered a viable technology to reduce CO2 emissions. Because of its lower regeneration cost, amine-modified porous silica (AMPS) is the most promising CO2-adsorbent material for replacing the decades-old liquid amine-scrubbing technology. However, a molecular-scale understanding of the CO2-AMPS adsorption process remains elusive, hindering progress in the design of improved sorbents. The EU-funded NMR4CO2 project addresses this need, using – for the first time – state-of-the-art surface-enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance to study the chemistry of acidic gases (mainly CO2) adsorbed on AMPS and of gas-solid interfaces using simulated industrial gas mixtures.
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Luís Mafra
ciceco status Coordinator
proponent institution Universidade de Aveiro (UA)
partner institution(s) no
industrial partner(s) no
international partner(s) no
total budget 1.999.793€
ciceco budget 1.999.793€
project code 3.89.318
link https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/865974