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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 9:45am
AIChE

C-H Activating Carboxylation of Terminal Alkynes with CO2 and Its Application in Synthesis

 

Yugen Zhang, Dingyi Yu, Siti Nurhanna Riduan, and Jackie Y. Ying

Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

31 Biopolis Way,

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 9:15am
AIChE

With large proven global coal reserves, it is highly likely that combustion of coal and coal-derived products will remain part of the global energy future. Compared to other fossil fuels, coal-based power yields the highest CO2 output per energy unit, indicating

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 8:30am
AIChE

Thermocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol has recently gained considerable attention because it is regarded as an optimal solution to mitigate CO2 emissions while generating revenues to offset carbon management costs.  Currently, commercial...Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:00pm
AIChE

Given the EPA’s proposed rules on limiting CO2 emissions from new coal power plants to match those of natural gas, blending of carbon-neutral biomass with coal is an increasingly attractive option for power producers.  Further, gasification technologies that...Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 4:00pm
AIChE

Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forest residues were physically fractionated through sieving.  The bark and wood were separated for large-sized fractions (>12.7 mm) and their contents were determined.  The chemical compositions of the large fractions...Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 9:15am
AIChE

Gold supported alumina catalysts were studied for selective CO oxidation, in order to provide appropriate H2 for PEM fuel cell. The catalysts were prepared by deposition-precipitation method using HAuCl4 as precursor of gold. The catalysts showed high...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 5:30pm
AIChE

Utilization of captured CO2 provides an advantageous alternative especially in locations where CO2 sequestration in geologic media is not feasible. Making high value chemical products from CO2, although not sufficient to convert a significant...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 5:00pm
AIChE

In this paper, we will discuss a design of an electrochemical cell for CO2 reduction implementing a proton exchange membrane (PEM) by adding a liquid buffer layer between the membrane and the cathode electrode. This configuration enables production of liquid fuels...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 5:00pm
AIChE

Escalating COemissions due to increasing fossil fuel consumption is generally acknowledged as one of the major contributors to global warming. Therefore, the development of methods for reducing the amount of CO2 released is a major challenge...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 3:15pm
AIChE

Barring the imposition of a carbon tax (or equivalent cap-and-trade program) and corresponding international agreements, it is highly unlikely that carbon capture and storage/sequestration (CCS) will be implemented in any meaningful way in the near future. This is due to...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 2:45pm
AIChE

Post-Combustion Gas Permeation Carbon Capture System Models

Juan E. Morinelly, David C. Miller

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Gas permeation membranes have been proposed as an alternative to amine

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:45pm
AIChE

Coupling industrial carbon mineralisation and ocean alkalinity enhancement

Introduction

The ocean carbonate system has the potential to store ~102 - 103 billions of tonnes of CO2as a stable bicarbonate solution. Some

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:45pm
AIChE

Large scale CO2 Capture and Storage has been considered to be one of the most promising ways of mitigating anthropogenic CO2 emissions, but energy penalty, high economic costs and possible environmental impacts are important barriers for its deployment....Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:30pm
AIChE

Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) is an efficient method for gas separation, and is a potential candidate for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture from power plants. However, few PSA cycles have been designed for this purpose and the optimization of PSA systems for CO

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:15pm
AIChE

Abstract

          While geologic sequestration method may be used to store large volumes of CO2, it involves two distinct steps, i.e., capture and storage, with the former being a more costly step. Also, finding suitable storage

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:15pm
AIChE

Studies on four leading technologies for industrial CO2 capture are performed. The technologies are MEA-based chemical absorption, multi-stage membrane, pressure swing adsorption (PSA) and vacuum swing adsorption (VSA). Each process is rigorously modeled, optimized...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:15am
AIChE

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a model to estimate the costs of storing captured CO2.  This model includes the range of costs from initial regional geologic evaluation through site characterization,...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:45am
AIChE

The current status of performance and cost estimates for CCUS in power plant applications will be reviewed in this presentation, along with a discussion of the factors that most strongly influence these costs. Because of the large number of variables involved in assessing the...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:00am
AIChE

According to the US Department of Energy, there is scientific evidence that CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have caused climate change and that a reduction of these emissions is essential for reducing the risk of future devastating effects. At present, the leading...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 8:30am
AIChE

There are significant differences in the methods employed by various organizations to estimate the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems for fossil fuel power plants. Such differences often are not readily apparent in publicly reported CCS cost estimates. As a...Read more
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 12:30pm
AIChE

Fossil fuels currently comprise more than 80 percent of global (and U.S.) energy consumption and are expected to continue to play a critical role in meeting the world’s energy needs for the foreseeable future.  Making use of these fuel sources in a cost-effective and...Read more
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 9:30am
AIChE

SAPO-34 membranes have pores with a diameter of approximately 0.38 nm and have the potential to be used for large scale removal of CO2 impurities from natural gas. Tubular SAPO-34 membranes have been shown previously to have high permeances and selectivities at high...Read more
Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:00pm
AIChE

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been characterized as the technology that can jump start mitigation of greenhouse gases until new, less carbon intensive technology can be implemented to provide electrical power, transportation fuels and energy our society needs to stay competitive in the...Read more

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
IfS - Institute for Sustainability


A novel Integrated Vacuum Carbonate Absorption Process (IVCAP) for post-combustion CO2 capture is being developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A key technical aspect of this process is to employ a biocatalyst, carbonic anhydrase (CA...Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Solid sorbent carbon capture systems have the potential to require significantly lower regeneration energy compared to aqueous monoethanol amine (MEA) systems. To date, the majority of work on solid sorbents has focused on developing the sorbent materials themselves. In...Read more
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is widely regarded as an effective medium-term CO2 abatement technology. However, high cost of the capture technologies, at their current state of the art, and the huge upfront costs of the CO2 transport pipelines and...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, major contributors to the greenhouse effect, are considered as the main cause of global warming. So, decrease of CO2 emitted by large industrial combustion sources or power plants, is an important...Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Amine-based chemisorption of CO2 is a promising near term option for the decarbonisation of large, fixed-point CO2 emission sources[1]. However, the operational expenditure (OPEX) associated with this technology...Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Large scale implementation of CO2 geologic sequestration requires detailed uncertainty analysis and risk assessment for leakage potential. Probabilistic risk assessment based on Monte Carlo simulation is one option for quantifying the risk. It involves repeated random...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Imidazoles and imidazole-amine hybrids are unique classes of organic solvents that feature properties similar to aqueous amine solvents and ionic liquids (ILs), both of which have received a great deal of attention for CO2 capture applications. However, to date, the...Read more

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