Fabrication and characterization of different adsorbent unit

Background and Motivation:
The development of sustainable Direct Air Capture technologies is critical to solve the global warming problem as the increasing the amount of emitted carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is one of the main factors for more than half of the global warming variance. Therefore, it became the main target of GHG capture research recently. Thus, fast mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions has been one of the most urgent scientific problems in the global arena over the last decades. To this end, capturing carbon dioxide not only from the point source is important but also the trapped one in the atmosphere is quite urgent and necessary. Direct air capture (DAC) is a carbon dioxide removal technology which separates CO2 directly from the air using an engineered system.  As it is known, the concentration of CO2 in air is ultra-diluted which makes this technology be challenging especially in presence of high concentrations of dioxygen and water in air.
This ongoing  project in IMVT is focused on DAC technology through designing and preparing the module based on Electro-Swing Adsorption method. So that we can build the set up and test the module’s performance.
This position is aimed at students from the faculties of chemistry or chemical engineering here in KIT.

1.    Preparing the active material
2.    Electrodes fabrication through different coating technique.
3.    Characterization

-    Students of chemical engineering / process engineering / chemistry
-    Language: English or German

Start: as soon as possible
Supervisor: Mohanna Hosseini
Email: (seyedehfatemeh.hosseini@kit.edu)
Phone: +49 721 608-26754