Integrated Electrochemical Processes for CO 2 Capture and Conversion to Commodity Chemicals
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Siemens Corporations (SCR) are developing new chemical synthesis processes for commodity chemicals from CO 2. The process is assessed as a novel chemical sequestration technology that utilizes CO 2 from dilute gas streams generated at industrial carbon emitters as a raw material to produce useful commodity chemicals. Work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) commenced on October 1st, 2010, and finished on September 30th, 2013. During this period, we have investigated and accomplished five objectives that mainly focused on converting CO 2 into high-value chemicals: 1) Electrochemical assessment of catalytic transformation of CO 2 and epoxides to cyclic carbonates; 2) Investigation of organocatalytic routes to convert CO 2 and epoxide to cyclic carbonates; 3) Investigation of CO 2 Capture and conversion using simple olefins under continuous flow; 4) Microwave assisted synthesis of cyclic carbonates from olefins using sodium bicarbonates in a green pathway; 5) Life cycle analyses of integrated chemical sequestration process. In this final report, we will describe the detailed study performed during the three year period and findings and conclusions drawn from our research.
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- Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
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