Ionic Liquids for Carbon Dioxide Capture

A special issue of Liquids (ISSN 2673-8015). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Physics of Liquids".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 230

Special Issue Editors

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IOLITEC Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH, Im Zukunftspark 9, 74076 Heilbronn, Germany
Interests: synthesis and structure–property relationship of ionic liquids; ionic liquid membranes; CO2 capture with ionic liquids

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Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Duca Degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: ionic liquids; CO2 capture; polymeric membranes; proton-exchange membranes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ionic liquids are interesting compounds, defined as salts with a melting point below 100 °C. Their main properties are related to their ionic nature. Having strong interactions between the different ions, the consequences are a high enthalpy of evaporation, and thus, a low vapour pressure, often combined with high thermal and chemical stability and ionic conductivity.

On the other hand, access to a large library of anions and cations allows us to exploit them to obtain the desired properties. This fact, combined with the possibility of introducing specific functional groups, makes them perfect candidates for carbon dioxide capture and separation.

Many studies have been conducted on the use of ionic liquids for carbon dioxide capture and separation, but many problems remain, e.g., impurities such as water can impair functionality or the usual high viscosity can be a problem for industrial processes. The sometimes erroneous belief that these compounds are expensive compared to others does not mean that the entire IL-capture and purification process should also be expensive.

This Special Issue invites all researchers and industrial developers to publish work in the following fields related to the adsorption, capture and separation of CO2 from exhaust gases, biogas, other industrial effluents or direct air capture (DAC). Emphasis will be on industrial CO2 sources and real-life systems. Submissions are welcome for topics including, but not limited to:

1 Development of new task-specific ionic liquids;
2 Application of ionic liquids in industrial/pilot plants;
3 Supported ionic liquids/polymeric ionic liquids as absorbent materials;
4 Supported ionic liquid membranes;
5 New theoretical models of industrial plants using ionic liquids.

Papers on other CO2-capture-related chemical/physical processes taking place in ionic liquids will also be considered. Submissions containing computational data and experimental data, as well as review articles by experts in the field, are also welcome.

Dr. Boyan Iliev
Dr. Sergio Bocchini
Guest Editors

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  • ionic liquids
  • CO2 capture
  • CO2 absorption
  • membranes
  • green chemistry

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