Nanocomposite Mesoporous Materials for Gas Separations of Environmental Significance

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The management of greenhouse and other acid gas emissions is vital to a sustainable future of both the economy and the ecosystem. This project will develop novel nano-materials for gas separation by tethering organic functional groups to the surface of porous inorganic supports. These materials offer the promise of combining the high selectivity and high capacity of liquid phase absorption systems with the rapid transport rates of gas-solid adsorption systems. Success would open up several new possibilities for reengineering gas separation systems based on the use of these materials in solution, as solid phase adsorbents (pressure swing adsorption) and/or as permeselective gas membranes.
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$162,000.00
  • Monash University