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Integrated Carbon Capture and Utilization using Amines and Metal-Organic-Frameworks
The reduction of CO2 emissions requires the use of CO2 to mitigate climate change. CO2 utilization to chemicals offers the advantage of mitigating climate change and replacing fossil-based chemicals. However, current Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) processes suffer from high energy demands and emissions. A promising approach to reducing emissions are Integrated Carbon Capture and Utilization (ICCU) processes. ICCU processes omit the energy-intensive CO2 desorption step from the solvent by converting the CO2 to a valuable product directly within the solvent. One approach is the use of amines and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the chemical absorption of CO2 from the air and direct hydrogenation of the formed carbamate. However, this integrated process's individual steps and reactions are not yet fully understood. In this project, you will investigate the steps for an ICCU process using amines and MOFs. The use of kinetic models enhances the mechanistic understanding of molecular processes. The task involves the development of kinetic models, and the project is planned in close collaboration with experimental work at the Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainability at the Paul Scherrer Institute. Within the project, you will have the opportunity set own priorities.
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Interested? Feel free to contact Lukas Spiekermann (firstname.lastname@example.org) in case of any questions. We look forward to receiving your application with the following documents: - CV - Brief letter of motivation - Transcript of records