FURI | Fall 2020

Adsorptive CO2 Capture from Ambient Air by Zeolites

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Carbon emissions are at an all time high and there are ways to mitigate pollution but few viable carbon negative solutions. Zeolitic carbon capture is a cheap and highly effective method for removing carbon from the atmosphere. Breakthrough behavior is determined by measuring the CO2 & N2 adsorption of zeolite pellets in both batch and dynamic column processes at various relative humidities. It is expected that the zeolites will work in a wider range of humidities than other carbon capture methods. This study offers a solution to carbon air pollution in both commercial and residential applications.

Student researcher

Xavier Berlage Bonelli

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Baden, Pennsylvania, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2021