UW/Maohong Fan

Maohong Fan, a UW School of Energy Resources professor in chemical and petroleum engineering, and his research team are studying a unique way to substantially increase the rates of CO2 desorption during the process of CO2 capture from fossil fuel-based power plants. Their work was recently published in a paper in Nature Communications

Carbon-based fuels have sustained the world for centuries. However, their use has resulted in large amounts of CO2 emissions.

A University of Wyoming researcher is studying a unique way to substantially increase the rates of CO2 desorption during the process of CO2 capture from fossil fuel-based power plants. To address this challenge, Maohong Fan, a UW School of Energy Resources professor in chemical and petroleum engineering, and his team are using TIO (OH)2 as a novel catalyst that is capable of drastically increasing the rates of CO2 desorption from the spent monoethanolamine (MEA) by more than 4,500 percent.

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