College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2022-05-11 09:38:30


Chemical Engineering

Honors Course

4200 497-001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


The applications of sorbent compounds in conjunction with amines and other additives is an innovative method at combating CO2 pollution. An ideal solution would use an amine sorbent to trap the high levels of absorbed CO2 with a low binding energy (less than 45 kJ/mol) and subsequently release them into a stored vessel at ambient temperature with a vacuum swing adsorption system. Attempts at finding a best mixture will be conducted through the usage of a vacuum swing system, utilizing a bed syringe containing the sorbent mix and a vacuum syringe to pull on and subsequently release the CO2 into a measuring apparatus. Methods of data analysis including IR spectroscopy, CO2 concentration analyzers, volume expansion, and liquid bubbling will be the primary methods focused on quantifying and investigating such a composition. The main goal of this project is to find a best combination of sorbent and chemicals to contain and release CO2, with a secondary objective of determining a best method of analysis for further research into the subject matter.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Steven Chuang

First Reader

Dr. Ruel McKenzie

Second Reader

Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Donald Visco



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