College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 21:25:20


Chemical Engineering

Honors Course

Honors Project

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


The research performed looked to advance the studies of vacuum swing absorption of Carbon Dioxide to help combat global climate change issues. The focus of the project was to create an anime-polymer sorbent that will weakly absorb and desorb CO2. The sorbent must be durable and be able to withstand multiple uses. The creation of a porous polymer matrix aided in the amines' ability to absorb CO2. Created samples underwent several qualitative and quantitative tests to determine their usefulness as an industrial sorbent. Infrared spectroscopy was used to study the effectiveness of the amine sorbents. Studying the changes in the peaks of the graphs gave insights into what bonds were formed and broken during the absorption and desorption processes. Vacuum swing technology hopes to lower costs and increase CO2 recycling efficiency.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Steven Chuang

First Reader

Dr. Roya Gitiafroz

Second Reader

Dr. Bi-min Zhang Newby

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Bi-min Zhang Newby



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