Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering
Carbon dioxide levels have been steadily increasing over the past decades; as of 2019 (411 ppm), CO2 levels are at their highest in over 40 years (330 ppm in 1977); consequently, regulations in certain areas require the reduction of CO2 emissions to combat this trend. For effective carbon capture, we require a sorbent that has high adsorption capacity, stability, and recyclability; in addition, an efficient and economical way to release the captured gas is needed as well. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) possess a high surface area for adsorption, but releasing the stored gases requires additional energy input that limits the overall efficiency of carbon capture. Ag/UiO-66 provides a thermally stable complex with a high surface for adsorption of CO2 while the silver nanoparticles utilize light-induced local heating to act as a photoswitch for dynamic release of CO2; visible light in the 400 nm spectrum is used to liberate the captured CO2.
Le, Tin, "Viability of UiO-66 Impregnated with Silver for Carbon Capture" (2020). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 4962.