The opinions expressed by the authors on this blog and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the UKCCSRC or any employee thereof. All data and information provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The blog makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Written by Dr Maria-Chiara Ferrari , Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Principal Investigator on Call 1 Project: Mixed matrix membranes preparation for post-combustion capture Membrane processes are considered as a promising alternative to the more classical post-combustion capture technologies due to the reduced maintenance of the process, the absence of dangerous solvents and their smaller footprint. What progress has taken place since the last blog ? This project focussed on developing composite materials with polymers and fillers in order to control the properties of the membrane and understand what happens when you try to mix two different phases. Theoretically the mixed matrix should have enhanced properties in terms of separation but problems at the interface can nullify the improvements...Read more
Written by Dr Maria-Chiara Ferrari, Lecturer in Carbon Capture, University of Edinburgh Principal Investigator on Call 1 Project: Mixed matrix membranes preparation for post-combustion capture Atmospheric temperature increase during recent years has been associated with the growing levels of g reenhouse gases (GHG) emissions which in turn is associated with the increase in the worldwide demand of electricity. Unfortunately this trend is expec ted to continue during the next few decades and, CO 2 is one of the main contributors to GHG emissions. One way to reduce CO 2 emissions to the atmosphere is carbon capture and storage (CCS). Several technologies have been proposed to capture CO 2 from power plant emissions, including absorption, adsorption, cryogenic distillation, and membrane separation...Read more