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Monash University

The CO2CRC laboratories at Monash University are making substantial contributions to the capture research program as a whole.  Specifically, researchers at Monash are focussed on adsorbent process development. 

Key Research Projects

  • Pressure/vacuum swing adsorption processes
  • Evaluation of materials for use in adsorption processes

Pressure/Vacuum Swing Adsorption Processes

This project is evaluating pressure and vacuum swing adsorption processes to establish their cost effectiveness in the removal of CO2 from a range of applications.

Researchers are testing and evaluating both pressure and vacuum swing absorption systems for CO2 removal.  This includes equipment comparisons and investigating impurity tolerance.

Project Leader: Professor Paul Webley
Key researchers: Dr Penny Xiao, Dr Tony Zhang, Dr Andrew Lee, Dr Ranjeet Singh

Evaluation of Materials For Use In Adsorption Processes

This project is evaluating a range of organic, inorganic and electrically regenerable mesoporous carbons for CO2 capture and separation.

Researchers are testing and evaluating a range of materials – organic and inorganic as well as electrically regenerable mesoporous carbons – for use in adsorption materials for the capture and separation of carbon dioxide from pre and post combustion flue gases.

Project Leader: Associate Professor Alan Chaffee
Key researchers: Dr Brad Wells, Mr Greg Knowles, Dr Zhijian Liang

Energy Technology Innovation Strategy Brown Coal Research & Development Scheme (ETIS)

The Monash University team is involved in work sponsored by the Victorian Government‘s ETIS Program.  This work involves trialling the vacuum and pressure swing adsorption systems and adsorption materials developed in the laboratory, on real flue gas streams.  CO2CRC projects under ETIS focus on pre-combustion capture in collaboration with HRL Technology and post-combustion capture in collaboration with International Power.

About Monash University

Established in Melbourne in 1958, Monash is Australia's most internationalised university. It has eight campuses including one in Malaysia and one in South Africa, and a centre in Prato, Italy. An energetic and dynamic university, Monash is committed to quality education and research.

Through collaborative research, student exchange programs and an ever-growing Alumni network, Monash has links with people and organisations throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.

About the Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering is one of the largest in Australia, renowned worldwide for the quality of our teaching and research, and the calibre of our graduates.

Our equipment and facilities are outstanding, and include:

  • microscopy and microanalysis equipment worth $8 million and
  • an 80-metre wave tank.

At Monash, we teach our students to design creatively, to take an innovative approach to both the development and the application of engineering technology.  Our academic staff – many of whom are acknowledged leaders in their fields – provide a stimulating learning environment that extends well beyond the lecture hall.

Recent graduates can now be found working for government departments, for large industrial corporations, and in the banking and finance sector.  Many have gone on to form their own companies.  Every one of them is relying on the firm foundation of technical problem-solving skills developed during their time at Monash.

About Chemical Engineering

Established in 1962, the Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the leading Chemical Engineering Departments in Australia who pride themselves in their commitment to outstanding research and teaching.  The Department’s mission is to create fundamental knowledge and pioneer technologies in the chemical engineering sciences.  Undergraduate programs are modern and relevant to today’s and tomorrows engineers. With outstanding academic staff and well funded research programs, our facilities provide excellent opportunities for postgraduate research work leading to Masters or PhD degrees.

For more information visit www.monash.edu.au.



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