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Welcome to Clean Energy Conversions Laboratory

The Clean Energy Conversions Lab's primary focus is on trace metal (mercury, arsenic, and selenium) and carbon dioxide capture and sequestration processes. The core of the investigations carried out in our group focus on fundamental interfacial chemical phenomena occurring at gas-surface interfaces. Bench-scale combustion experiments are carried out to simulate the flue gas environment. Sorbents, catalysts, and fly ash are modeled in packed-bed or entrained-flow reactors to investigate and test their adsorptive or catalytic activity. Density functional theory-based electronic structure calculations are carried out to provide mechanistic understanding of our experimental findings. Our group works closely with industry to study the fundamental pysicochemical processes of applied problems. Specifically we are focusing on (1) trace metal oxidation and capture, (2) carbon capture using dense membrane technology selective for either hydrogen or nitrogen, and (3) carbon sequestration through understanding surface-CO2 interactions.

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News & Announcements

  • August 2013
    CEC's mercury work featured as an SSRL highlight! (more)
  • June 2013
    CEC group had a party to celebrate Abby, Ana and Tao's graduation. Congratulations! (more)
  • May 2013
    Jen, Erik and Jiajun presented CEC group's recent work in FoA conference.(more)
  • April 2013
    Congratulations to Kyoungjin on winning the 3rd place at the 10th Annual Stanford School of Earth Sciences Research Review in the Poster Presentation division.(more)
  • January 2013
    Congratulations to Mahnaz on her recent publication in the Journal of Chemical Physics. (more)
  • November 2012
    A book review for Carbon Capture is available! (more)

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