This research project investigates the potential of functionalized carbon nanotubes as adsorbent materials for carbon dioxide.
Nano-carbons, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene, have the highest surface-to-volume ratios, as well as several other advantageous properties that make them - with suitable functionalization - ideal for gas adsorption applications. This is exactly what is to be researched for the purpose of CO2 adsorption on materials. Targeted structural modifications are to be used to create a new material with an exceptionally high density of adsorption sites. In addition, it should enable efficient extraction of CO2 from the air or other sources.