Wind-Driven Direct Air Capture System Using 3D Printed, Passive, Amine-Loaded Contactors

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Program:
Special Projects
Award:
$783,738
Location:
Atlanta,
Georgia
Status:
ACTIVE
Project Term:
04/12/2021 - 04/11/2023

Project Innovation + Advantages:

Georgia Institute of Technology aims to develop a simple, scalable, and modular device that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere. The device will be designed such that ambient wind is sufficient to contact the CO2-laden air with the materials that filter CO2 out. The filtered CO2 will then be concentrated using localized electric heating, which allows the device to be easily deployed and integrated with renewables or the existing electrical grid. The proposed technology is driven solely by electricity with only two moving parts (a damper and a vacuum pump), which dramatically simplifies scale-up and deployment compared with incumbent CO2 removal approaches.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Scott Litzelman
Project Contact:
Prof. RYAN LIVELY
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
ryan.lively@chbe.gatech.edu

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Release Date:
01/09/2020