(90a) Carbonate Ceramics for the Reduction of Global Carbon Footprint | AIChE

(90a) Carbonate Ceramics for the Reduction of Global Carbon Footprint


Riman, R. E. - Presenter, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Kopp, D. - Presenter, Rutgers University
Utilization of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) by converting it into valuable products, such as fuels, chemicals, plastics, and building materials is necessary for sufficient carbon management. This presentation will describe a breakthrough process invented and patented by Rutgers University called gas-assisted reactive hydrothermal liquid phase densification (g-rHLPD). When CO2 is incorporated into the hydrothermal liquid phase to react with synthetic and mineral silicates at temperatures below 100°C, carbonate-bound ceramics with outstanding properties can be produced. These ceramics have applications in cement and advanced composites and are green in terms of their carbon and energetic footprint. This presentation will discuss the utilization of carbonated-CaSiO3 as an ideal binder for a myriad of composite structures and provide a perspective on how its contribution to sustainability can impact a broad spectrum of business in performance enhancing products while significantly reducing the global carbon footprint.