This project concerns the development of novel materials (nanoporous carbon membranes and liquid absorbents) and their implementation in innovative gas separation technologies. The work will be directed towards the optimisation of the materials' performance for specific end-applications, which are found to be of practical and economic interest. These are: removal of carbon dioxide and nitrogen from nitrous oxide and xenon-based closed anesthetic circuits (low-flow anesthesia), removal of carbon dioxide from life-supporting systems and production of high purity oxygen from air. The project involves therefore several levels of development, going from material synthesis and fundamental characterization, to process implementation and assembly of functional models.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts