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A discovery tool for accelerated adsorption-diffraction analysis of dynamic adsorbents in gas separation

Objective

Synchrotron instrumentation plays a key role in the discovery of novel high performance materials. However, their application is limited to beam time available at large synchrotron facilities. The transfer of synchrotron based methods to a wider market of laboratory instrumentation poses significant market potential for SMEs and promotes accelerated materials discovery in industry. Responsive porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks are already recognized as highly selective adsorbents suitable to revolutionize separation processes by replacing established cryogenic distillation equipment in terms of enhanced energy efficiency and lower CO2 footprint. To unlock the potential of responsive porous adsorbents, industrial research departments, research institutes and academic institutions require advanced tools for analyzing dynamic solids in situ in the presence of gas mixtures in parallel to measuring mixture adsorption isotherms and diffraction patterns. DYNADIFF focuses on the development of an advanced adsorption chamber for parallelized (in situ) adsorption-diffraction analytics suitable for laboratory diffractometer adaption. The successful project completion will enable the commercialization of an advanced in situ instrument at reduced cost for laboratory use to promote the accelerated discovery and analysis of novel porous materials for highly selective and energy efficient gas separation processes and improved energy storage.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-PoC
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Funding Scheme

ERC-POC-LS - ERC Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot

Host institution

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments