As the environmental consideration and stricter regulations have increased, mitigating the emission of CO2 becomes an international and imperative issue. CO2 capture from flue gases and CO2 removal from syngas to produce transportation fuels from biomass via gasification have become more attractive in order to significantly reduce CO2 emmission. CO2 separation (capture/removal), a requisite and energy-intensive unit in all of these processes, has become an important research issue. Current technologies for CO2 separation are expensive and energy-intensive, and new technologies are needed to be investigated. This project is to provide fundamental theoretical study in order to apply ionic liquids to separate . CO2. The research results will lead to developing more efficient strategies for the process of CO2 separation with ionic liquids.
Contact person: Xiaoyan Ji