Adsorption-Based CO2 Capture Applications - Dr. Masoud Jahandar Lashaki
From Perry Akrie
Abstract: There is a broad scientific consensus that greenhouse gases (GHGs) trap heat in the atmosphere. From 1960 to 2022, the atmospheric concentration of CO2, the most abundant anthropogenic GHG, increased from 320 to 420 parts per million by volume. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), this increase contributed to the 1.0 °C increase in global temperature relative to the late 19th century average. In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urged a 45% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030, relative to 2010 levels, to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. To curb CO2 emissions, the Blue Map Scenario of the International Energy Agency (IEA) recommends different strategies such as switching to renewable energy sources and implementing carbon capture technologies, including CO2 capture from large point sources such as fossil fuel power plants and CO2 removal from the atmosphere (i.e., Direct Air Capture; DAC). Cyclic adsorption-desorption of CO2 by amine-functionalized silica materials (known as “aminosilicas”) has attracted tremendous attention from the scientific community and industry alike. In this webinar, Dr. Jahandar Lashaki will provide an overview of the use of aminosilicas for biogas and landfill gas purification to produce grid-quality renewable natural gas, DAC, and air revitalization in enclosed environments.…Read more Less…
Bio: Dr. Masoud Jahandar Lashaki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Tehran and Sharif University of Technology, respectively, obtained a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Alberta, and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry at the University of Ottawa. During Ph.D. studies, he worked with Ford Motor Company to develop novel adsorbent materials and methods for controlling volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from car painting operations. During postdoctoral fellowship, he enriched his expertise in materials/interfacial chemistry, particularly the development of adsorbent materials for CO2 capture. Before FAU, he worked as Research Engineer at Svante, a Canadian cleantech company with a revolutionary CO2 capture technology, to continue his inquiry into the stability and performance of adsorbent materials for use in pilot- scale CO2 capture projects sponsored by Husky and LafargeHolcim. At FAU, he has continued the development of adsorbent materials for different CO2 capture applications. Since 2011, he co- authored over 65 journal articles and conference contributions in renowned venues. Dr. Jahandar Lashaki is currently serving on the Early Career Editorial Boards of the Journal of Hazardous Materials and the Journal of Environmental Engineering.