Enabling Technology Project
Development of Highly Efficient Carbon-Circulation Chemical System
Outline of the area
Development of Low Cost and Energy Efficient CO2 Separation Materials and Processes using Amine-Gels Technologies
Associate Professor, Kyushu University
This project aims at development of the CO2 separation membranes which transports CO2 under low pressure, and highly efficient CO2 separation process using the membranes. General procedures to design highly efficient CO2 separation membrane will be developed by taking advantage of the pKa shift of the amines introduced in the stimuli-responsive nanogel particle.
Flammable Gas Recovery Technology for Oil and Gas Production
Deputy Director, National Institute for Materials Science
Massive methane gas is emitted from oil and gas fields, and the volume is equivalent to the total emission volume of greenhouse gases in Japan. We develop a new water treatment process for the separation of colloidal oil in produced water, as an alternative technology of gas flotation (a main cause of methane emission). For this purpose, we design new polymer adsorbents that can capture BTX, C5+, and low boiling point hydrocarbons, improve the robustness of the adsorbents, and develop the mass production process.