Trevor Lee Ciha

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2021

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FURI | Spring 2021

Evaluation of Algae-Derived Carbon Adsorbents for Direct CO2 Capture from Ambient Air

One potential solution to the looming threat of radical global warming is carbon capture with algae-derived carbon adsorbents because of their low production cost. Once synthesized, algae-derived carbon adsorbents will be evaluated for their pore textual properties before their CO2 and N2 adsorption performances in both batch and dynamic columns are analyzed. The analysis done following experimentation will determine if algae-derived carbon adsorbents can be a broad solution to reducing carbon emissions or if they will remain viable only under certain conditions.


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Studying the adsorption performance of algae-derived carbon adsorbents will provide another way to reduce carbon emissions.


  • FURI
  • Fall 2020