Queen’s University Belfast Featured PhD Programmes
University of Glasgow Featured PhD Programmes
King’s College London Featured PhD Programmes
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Featured PhD Programmes
University College London Featured PhD Programmes

CO2 capture with radiofrequency heating

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Since all the UK’s industrial activities need to reduce carbon emissions 57 % by 2030 on 1990 levels as part of the “fifth carbon budget”, decreasing the cost of carbon capture technologies is an important concern for all energy intensive sectors. Particularly power generation plants could divert the extra electricity during night-time for CO2 capture at high emitter industrial sites, assisted with radiofrequency heating using the lower nocturnal price rates. Radiofrequency heating is a greener and innovative technology which can contribute to the heating needed for the adsorption-desorption cycles of solid, low cost CO2 sorbents which require high temperatures of 600 and 800 oC respectivaely, considering a magnetic material as the heating source. This material could be the own reactor or the catalyst support in the energy intensive chemical industries (refineries, hydrogen and ammonia plants, steel and cement plants). Normally these plants will have emissions from coal, naphtha, or methane, so the CO2 concentration will be around 15-40 % in the feedstream, posing fuel specific challenges in the capture process. The development of magnetic catalyst will be studied for optimisation of the whole process, so the heating released will be a great advantage for the whole energy balance. CaO based sorbents will be considered but other alternatives could be also studied.

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully





FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2019
All rights reserved.