MEng in Chemical Engineering. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Sep 2014 - July 2019
Transport is one of the most difficult sectors to decarbonise and will require additional mitigation strategies in order to achieve net zero targets. On-board carbon capture is a promising solution that can be retrofitted to fossil fuel-powered vehicles, enabling existing transport to be decarbonised to facilitate a net zero future.
To apply on-board carbon capture, the technology should possess a high CO2 capture performance, be cost-effective and be able to capture low CO2 concentrations. A compact technology that can improve process performance is the hollow fibre adsorption unit, which is the focus of my research. Hollow fibres have a distinctive structure in which hundreds of open, conically-shaped micro-channels are perpendicularly distributed around an empty channel. By depositing a CO2 adsorbent as a thin coating inside these micro-channels, a compact and cost-effective system can be achieved. The hollow fibre adsorption system is more compact, more cost-effective and has a better CO2 capture performance than traditional adsorption systems, such that it can be feasibly implemented on-board both small and large vehicles.
Ceramic Hollow Fibres
Temperature Swing Adsorption for CO2 Capture
Hollow Fibre-based Adsorption Units for On-board CO2 Capture