Room 208, Chemical Sciences Bldg
- Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Investigation of polymeric integrally skinned and thin film composite gas separation membranes for CO2 capture
The use of block co-polymers as additives in the development of CO2 gas separation membranes has shown to improve the membrane performance. A systematic investigation is yet to determine the factors that affect the performance including the types of block co-polymers, structures, and composition. The research project also aims to examine the membranes’ tolerance to wide ranging conditions, such as temperature variations, high CO2 and H2S, water and other contaminants, and stability as well as robustness. By understanding the underlying mechanisms, it will be desirable to develop composite membranes with high performance CO2 separation properties that can withstand high gas pressure and other adverse conditions.