Thesis / Dissertation

Two-Dimensional Nanosheet-based Thin Film Composite Membranes for Post-combustion CO2 Capture

Min Liu, Greg Qiao (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Climate change due to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions (e.g., combustion of fossil fuels) represents one of the most profound environmental disasters of this century. According to the Special Report completed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in October 2018, maintaining global warming at 1.5 Celsius degree requires a reduction in CO2 emissions of 49% by 2030. To meet this urgent target, power plants have to equip with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. For postcombustion CO2 capture from flue gas, there are four main challenges: (1) the low pressure (ca. 1 bar) of the flue gas produced by power plants; (2) the lower CO2 concentration (15-16%) of flue gas; (..

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