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Development of new materials and processes to enhance specialty gases separations

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099002 Porto
Portugal

Participants (6)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS*CSIC
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
BLUE MEMBRANES GMBH
Germany
Address
Rheingaustr 190-196
65203 Wiesbaden
DRAEGERWERK AG
Germany
Address
Moislinger Allee 53-55
23542 Luebeck
GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Germany
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
PARALAB-EQUIPAMENTOS INDUSTRIAIS E DE LABORATORIO, S.A.
Portugal
Address
Pç. Dos Pescadores 47
4450333 Matosinhos
UNIVERSITY OF ULM
Germany
Address
Albert-einstein-allee 11
89081 Ulm