Synthesis and evaluation of electroactive CO2 carriers

W. L. Bell, A. Miedaner, J. C. Smart, D. L. Dubois, C. E. Verostko

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Long duration activities by man in space requires a regenerable CO 2 removal system. Current systems under study include those based on the oxygen/hydrogen fuel cell and an amine resin. Both approaches are based on well-known acid-base chemistry of CO2. Our efforts are directed at the development of electroactive CO2 carrier molecules that are capable of binding CO2 when in the reduced form and releasing CO 2 in the oxidized form. The successful development of these carriers would provide the chemical basis for a more efficient CO2 removal system and offers other potential advantages as well. The general requirements and advantages of electroactive CO2 carrier molecules are discussed. In addition, studies on carrier molecules which demonstrate the feasibility of this approach are described.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Event18th Intersociety Conference on Environmental Systems - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 11 1988Jul 13 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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