DOE Funds Carbon Capture Research at Ga. Tech
Exploring New Ways to Capture CO2
Posted August 19, 2008 | Atlanta, GA
The Georgia Tech Research Corporation has received a $413,072 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)to develop a novel class of solvents to capture CO2 from coal-fired power plant flue gas. Dr. Charles Liotta and Dr. Charles Eckert will lead the research project which will focus on the synthesis, characterization and testing of novel reversible ionic liquids and then use structure/property relationships to optimize their physical and thermodynamic properties for CO2 capture. The project at Georgia Tech represents one of 15 funded by DOE totaling $36 million aimed at developing new and cost-effective technologies for carbon dioxide capture from the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants.