TechConnect Innovation Program

Fiber Supported Ionic Liquid Sorbents

National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pennsylvania, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Ionic liquids, liquid organic salts at room temperature, are transformed into high surface area fiber material that can filter out impurities like CO2, sulfur, and water from gas mixtures, paving the way for cheaper and more efficient gas separation in areas like natural gas reforming, carbon capture, and chemical manufacturing.

Primary Application Area: Conventional Energy

Technology Development Status: Concept

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The novel fiber production method reduces fabrication steps, provides more rapid fabrication, prevents loss of the ionic liquid and provides a high surface-to-volume ratio to enhance adsorption performance and reduce cost in either cyclic sorption/desorption cycles or in a membrane configuration.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 616

Website: www.netl.doe.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Development / License Partners