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Carbon Capture Group
Carbon capture is the process by which carbon dioxide is removed from a stockfeed gas with the CO2 either stored or used in other industrial processes. The result is a potentially significant reduction in greenhouse gases and resulting climate change – indeed some technologies such as Direct Air Capture (DAC) provide a means to reduce CO2 levels in general atmospheric air.
Carbon capture technologies typically work on exhaust gases from industrial process that are CO2 rich, or on relatively low CO2 concentration sources such as ambient air in the case of DAC systems. However, these systems share certain considerations in common, namely aerodynamic and thermal efficiencies, system chemistries, and geometric constraints.
The Carbon Capture Group at the OTI is involved in developing both numerical methods and experimental facilities to access the performance of various carbon capture technologies. This research aims to increase system efficiency and consequent viability.