Development and structural characterisation of carbide-derived carbon membranes and their application in separation (2007–2009)

Abstract:
This research harnesses the potential of carbide derived carbons (CDCs) for separation of carbon dioxide and methane, important for facilitating carbon dioxide sequestration in deep coal seams and pipeline transportation of natural gas, crucial to our energy and environmental future. Atomic scale characterization techniques will be used to understand and engineer the nanoscale structural and transport properties of such carbons, and to develop molecular sieving CDC membranes for the above separation. Combining a comprehensive program of experiment and molecular modeling, the research exploits cutting edge science in developing the potential of carbide derived carbons in such applications.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council