Paola A. Sáenz Cavazos

Research area: Novel Solid Sorbents for CO2 Capture and Conversion into Valuable Chemical Products

 Project Overview

Global warming and undesirable climate change due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases especially CO2 has become a serious concern worldwide. With global population growing, meeting future energy demands with the incorporation of environmental remediation strategies is crucial.

 Advanced microporous materials such as Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF’s) and polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM’s) can be used in the capture and chemical conversion of CO2 and in the storage of clean and renewable fuels such as ethanol or H2.

 The aim of this project is to produce and characterise new and existing solid sorbents assessing their possible industrial application in high capacity CO2 storage, CO2 conversion into valuable chemical products and clean energy.