Conversion of Greenhouse Gases to Value Added Products

Carbon nanofiber is a material with extraordinary mechanical, thermal, electrical, and chemical properties. It has applications in a wide variety of industries including transportation vehicles, concrete, electronic devices, textiles, ink, coatings, lubricants, tires, and agriculture. Yet, the production of carbon nanofibers is an expensive and energy-intensive process. This project targets to develop Carbonova cycle, a catalytic chemical process that enables producing premium quality carbon nanofibers from utilizing greenhouse gases and waste heat. It is not only a viable solution to reduce CO2 emissions from other processes but also it is an economic and sustainable way of producing high-quality nanomaterials.

Lilia Prieto
Faculty Supervisor: 
Pedro Pereira-Almao;Sudarshan (Raj) Mehta
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