Ohio State University develops hybrid membrane to aid carbon capture, climate change
Researchers at the Ohio State University have developed a new hybrid membrane that combines the separation performance of inorganic membranes with polymer membranes that be employed at coal-fired power plants with carbon capture, utilization and storage technology to check the climate change.
Funded by the US Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy the Carbon Capture Program focuses on high-performance membrane separation which will reduce the cost of separation.
The new hybrid membrane consists of a thin, inorganic 'zeolite Y' layer sandwiched between an inorganic intermediate and a polymer cover to separate CO2 from flue gas.
National Energy Technology Laboratory project manager José Figueroa remarked, "Combining inorganic and organic membrane materials in a hybrid configuration is a breakthrough that could potentially lower costs associated with clean coal technologies."
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