Structural modelling of silicon carbide-derived microporous carbon and its application in CO2 capture from moist gases (2012–2014)

Abstract:
The project aims to make a breakthrough in the modelling of the nanostructure of carbons by targeting the nanoscale features that are critical to process behaviour, and providing the platform for the application of carbide-derived carbons in CO2 capture. Our experiments and simulations of the equilibrium, accessibility and dynamics of selected molecules in these carbons will lead to powerful new models, that will change the ways in which emerging technologies for gas separation, gas and electrochemical energy storage, and membrane separations, are designed and optimised. They will transform the science of how water interacts with hydrophobic surfaces, and influence the modelling of transport in nanofluidic devices and biological channels.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council