Title

Coating of Metal-Organic Frameworks onto Polymeric Hollow Fibers for CO₂ Capture

Presenter Information

Patrick Brennan

Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Research Advisor

Rownaghi, Ali
Rezaei, Fateme

Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Second Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Funding Source

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE)

Abstract

Among the greenhouse gases, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the leading contributor to global warming, with 90% coming from the burning of fossil fuels. In order to mitigate the effect of CO2 emissions, we must capture the CO2 from places that burn the most fossil fuels, such as power plants. Many studies are being carried out on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as novel adsorbents for removing CO2 from flue gases. MOFs have great potential due to their tunable pore size, and astonishing surface area, and versatile applications. By grafting MOFs onto porous fibers, it will allow for easy use and quick mass transfer compared to MOF powders. This study will focus on two particular MOFs, MOF-74(Ni) and Mil-101(Cr) that will be grafted onto mesoporous silica/polymer hollow fibers using various techniques in order to find the best synthesis route to create a robust fiber capable of capturing CO2 with high capacity and fast kinetics. With the financial support from OURE (2015-2016) on our previous work, we successfully submitted a manuscript to ACS Materials & Interfaces journal which is currently under review; and with the continued support, we will be able to continue working in this highly important research area.

Biography

Patrick Brennan is a junior in Chemical Engineering at Missouri S&T. He has been doing research on CO2 capture under the supervision of Dr. Ali Rownaghi and Dr. Fateme Rezaei since January 2015. This upcoming summer, Patrick will be working an internship for Chemtura, a global specialty chemicals plant.

Presentation Type

OURE Fellows Proposal Oral Applicant

Document Type

Presentation

Award

2016-2017 OURE Fellows recipient

Location

Turner Room

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

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Coating of Metal-Organic Frameworks onto Polymeric Hollow Fibers for CO₂ Capture

Turner Room

Among the greenhouse gases, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the leading contributor to global warming, with 90% coming from the burning of fossil fuels. In order to mitigate the effect of CO2 emissions, we must capture the CO2 from places that burn the most fossil fuels, such as power plants. Many studies are being carried out on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as novel adsorbents for removing CO2 from flue gases. MOFs have great potential due to their tunable pore size, and astonishing surface area, and versatile applications. By grafting MOFs onto porous fibers, it will allow for easy use and quick mass transfer compared to MOF powders. This study will focus on two particular MOFs, MOF-74(Ni) and Mil-101(Cr) that will be grafted onto mesoporous silica/polymer hollow fibers using various techniques in order to find the best synthesis route to create a robust fiber capable of capturing CO2 with high capacity and fast kinetics. With the financial support from OURE (2015-2016) on our previous work, we successfully submitted a manuscript to ACS Materials & Interfaces journal which is currently under review; and with the continued support, we will be able to continue working in this highly important research area.