CO2 Capture Using Electrical Energy Metadata

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  • Added Title CO2 Capture Using Electrical Energy: Electrochemically Mediated Separation for Carbon Capture and Mitigation
  • Main Title CO2 Capture Using Electrical Energy
  • Series Title IMPACCT Program


  • Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Creator Type: Organization
    Creator Info: MIT; Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Sponsor: United States. Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)


  • Name: United States. Department of Energy.
    Place of Publication: [Washington D.C.]


  • Creation: 2012-05-25


  • English


  • Content Description: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy project sheet summarizing general information about the Innovative Materials and Processes for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies (IMPACCT) program including critical needs, innovation and advantages, impacts, and contact information. This sheet discusses the development of a process to separate and store carbon dioxide as part of the"Electrochemically Mediated Separation for Carbon Capture and Mitigation" project.
  • Physical Description: [1] p. : ill.


  • Keyword: Innovative Materials And Processes For Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies
  • Keyword: ARPA-E
  • Keyword: carbon capture
  • Keyword: IMPACCT
  • Keyword: CO2
  • Keyword: carbon dioxide
  • Keyword: carbon storage
  • Keyword: carbon separation
  • Keyword: elecrical energy


  • Coverage Date: 2010-07-16/2012-07-15


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Text


  • Text


  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1046613
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc837360


  • Display Note: IMPACCT Project: MIT and Siemens Corporation are developing a process to separate CO2 from the exhaust of coal-fired power plants by using electrical energy to chemically activate and deactivate sorbents, or materials that absorb gases. The team found that certain sorbents bond to CO2 when they are activated by electrical energy and then transported through a specialized separator that deactivates the molecule and releases it for storage. This method directly uses the electricity from the power plant, which is a more efficient but more expensive form of energy than heat, though the ease and simplicity of integrating it into existing coal-fired power plants reduces the overall cost of the technology. This process could cost as low as $31 per ton of CO2 stored.