Synthesis of catalytic species for the conversion of hydrogen to useful feedstocks using carbon nanotubes as a support

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Abstract

Conversion of carbon dioxide into commercial commodities is an important are of current research. At the University of Bath technology is being developed to transform carbon dioxide into a variety of chemical products in conjunction with the departments of chemistry and chemical engineering.

The project involves simultaneous developments in both departments. In the department of chemistry, a number of homogeneous catalysts for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide into a variety of target molecules including methane, methanol and formaldehyde are being developed. This chemistry builds upon previous work on the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide 1.

In the department of chemical engineering carbon nanotubes which will be suitable for catalytic supports are being synthesised. A micro-reactor system which will allow continuous monitoring of the conversion of carbon dioxide in the flow process using GC-MS, FTIR and Raman technology is being designed and developed.

The homogeneous catalysts will be chemically tethered to the nanotube system, and tested within the constructed micro-reactor. Design of catalyst, support and reactor system at the same time will inform development of each process to ensure complementary operation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 9 Oct 2010
EventChemical Science & Technology towards a Low-Carbon Economy - Oxford
Duration: 9 Oct 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceChemical Science & Technology towards a Low-Carbon Economy
CityOxford
Period9/10/10 → …

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