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Soft Materials Laboratory|College of Engineering and Applied Science

SML Carbon and Polyionics Program

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Mission: To develop separation materials, such as sorbents and membranes, for CO2 capture technology applicable to power plants, natural gas, and coal gasification streams.
Projects: Carbon Filter Process, polyionic membranes and sorbents, hydrogen storage nanocomposites, microwaveable polyionics, process economy
Funding: Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute


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Sample publications:

  • Radosz, M.; Hu, X.; Krutkramelis, K.; Shen, Y. Flue-Gas Carbon Capture on Carbonaceous Sorbents: Toward a Low-Cost Multifunctional Carbon Filter for "Green" Energy Producers. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2008, 47, 3783-3794.
  • Tang, J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Poly(ionic liquid)s as Transparent Microwave Absorbing Materials. Macromolecules, 2008, 41, (2), 493-496.
  • Blasig, A.; Tang, J.; Hu, X.; Shen, Y.; Radosz, M., Magnetic Suspension Balance Study of Carbon Dioxide Solubility in Ammonium-Based Polymerized Ionic Liquids: Poly(p-vinylbenzyltrimethyl ammonium tetrafluoroborate) and Poly([2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl] trimethyl ammonium tetrafluoroborate). Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2007, 256, 75-80.
  • Blasig, A.; Tang, J.; Hu, X.; Tan, S. P.; Shen, Y.; Radosz, M., Carbon Dioxide Solubility in Polymerized Ionic Liquids Containing Ammonium and Imidazolium Cations from Magnetic Suspension Balance: P[VBTMA][BF4] and P[VBMI][BF4]. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2007, 46, (17), 5542-5547.
  • Cong, H.; Zhang, J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite Membranes of Brominated Poly(2,6-diphenyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) for Gas Separation. Journal of Membrane Science, 2007, 294, (1-2), 178-185.
  • Cong, H.; Hu, X.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Brominated Poly(2,6-diphenyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) and Its SiO2 Nanocomposite Membranes for Gas Separation. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2007, 46, (8), 2567-2575.
  • Cong, H.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Study on Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposite Membranes for Gas Separation. Separation and Purification, 2007, 55, (3), 281-291.
  • Hu, X.; Cong, H.; Shen, Y.; Radosz, M., Nanocomposite Membranes for CO2 Separations: Silica/Brominated PPO [Poly(phenylene oxide)]. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2007, 46, (5), 1547-1551.
  • Hu, X.; Tang, J.; Blasig, A.; Shen, Y.; Radosz, M., CO2 Permeability, Diffusivity and Solubility in Polyethylene Glycol-Grafted Polyionic Membranes and Their CO2 Selectivity Relative to Methane and Nitrogen. Journal of Membrane Science, 2006, 281, (1+2), 130-138.
  • Tang, J.; Sun, W.; Tang, H.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Enhanced CO2 Absorption of Poly(ionic liquid)s. Macromolecules, 2005, 38, (6), 2037-2039.
  • Tang, J.; Tang, H.; Sun, W.; Plancher, H.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Poly(ionic liquid)s: A New Material with Enhanced and Fast CO2 Absorption. Chemical Communications, 2005, 26, 3325-3327.
  • Tang, J.; Tang, H.; Sun, W.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Poly(ionic liquid)s as New Materials for CO2 Absorption. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2005, 43, 5477-5489.

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