MORE | Fall 2019

Investigating the Performance of 3D-printed Sorbents for Direct Air Capture of CO2

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Since the industrial revolution around 1750, global emissions of CO2 have increased more than 46% being the major cause of global warming. In this research the moisture driven-cycle for direct air capture of CO2 is investigated. Physical sorbents will be manufactured using the Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing technique and then their performance will be characterized for desorption and absorption of CO2. Future work will include optimizing the sorbent geometry to achieve high surface area to volume ratio to increase adsorption and desorption rates of CO2.

Student researcher

Terry Obeng-Ampomah

Terry Obeng-Ampomah

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Cape Coast, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Graduation date: Spring 2020