Special Issue "CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Storage"

A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. M. M. Faruque Hasan
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Guest Editor
Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: process systems engineering; process synthesis; process intensification; modeling and optimization; agile design; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; natural gas utilization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of the journal ChemEngineering dedicated to “CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)”. CCUS has the potential to address the vast majority of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. However, significant advances in materials, processes and supply chains are required towards developing cost-effective, scalable CO2 capture, utilization and storage technologies across industrial sectors. In this context, this issue aims to gather novel developments in the field of CCUS. Topics include advances in the following areas, but are not limited to them:

  • Enabling methods and tools:
    • Computer-aided design, optimization, control and integration of CCUS processes, technologies, and supply chains
    • Molecular systems engineering for CCUS
    • Multiscale methods for CCUS
  • Enabling technologies for cost-effective, scalable CCUS:
    • Process development for absorption, adsorption, membrane, etc.
    • Unconventional technologies for CO2 capture, utilization, and storage
    • CCUS Process intensification
    • Materials (solvent, adsorbent, membrane, ionic liquids, etc.) design, discovery and screening
    • Integrated carbon capture and utilization
    • Flexible carbon capture
  • CCUS implementation—outlook, challenges, solutions, case studies:
    • Integration of renewables in CCUS
    • CCUS under uncertainty
    • Techno-economic, life cycle analysis
    • Geospatial and temporal considerations in CCUS
    • Water-energy-CO2 nexus
    • Applications illustrating recent advances and/or outstanding research gaps in the above areas

Dr. M. M. Faruque Hasan
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • CCUS
  • Modeling
  • Simulation
  • Optimization
  • Control
  • Process intensification
  • Supply chain
  • Solvent
  • Adsorbent
  • Membrane
  • Materials
  • Separation
  • Utilization
  • Cost

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ZIF-8 as a Catalyst in Ethylene Oxide and Propylene Oxide Reaction with CO2 to Cyclic Organic Carbonates
ChemEngineering 2019, 3(3), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering3030060 - 02 Jul 2019
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CO2 is an important by-product in epoxides synthesis, accounting for 0.02% of worldwide greenhouse emissions. The CO2 cycloaddition to ethylene and propylene oxides is an important class of reactions due to the versatile nature of the corresponding organic carbonates as chemical [...] Read more.
CO2 is an important by-product in epoxides synthesis, accounting for 0.02% of worldwide greenhouse emissions. The CO2 cycloaddition to ethylene and propylene oxides is an important class of reactions due to the versatile nature of the corresponding organic carbonates as chemical feedstocks. We report that these reactions can be catalyzed by ZIF-8 (Zeolitic Imidazole Framework-8) in the absence of solvent or co-catalyst and in mild conditions (40 °C and 750 mbar). In situ infrared spectroscopy places the onset time for ethylene and propylene carbonate formation to 80 and 30 min, respectively. Although there is low catalytic activity, these findings suggest the possibility to cut the CO2 emissions from epoxides production through their direct conversion to these highly valuable chemical intermediates, eliminating de facto energetically demanding steps as the CO2 capture and storage. Full article
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