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Title: Isopropyl alcohol dehydrogenation of CO2 by the utilisation of plasmolysis with fluidics
Author: Liu, Yining
ISNI:       0000 0004 7225 5125
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2017
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One of the greatest challenges currently faced by humanity is the evolution of global environmental trends. Evidence points to the increased greenhouse gas emissions generated by humans as the main cause of these changes. One possible solution to the reduction of CO2 emissions is the production of value-added products or precursors which can be used as the feedstock for the former. In this project, several methods are used to facilitate the hydrogenation of CO2 via reaction with isopropyl alcohol, which acts as a hydrogen source, for the production of formic acid/formate and acetone. Since CO2 is thermodynamically stable, microbubble technology and plasmolysis were hypothesised to reduce the activation energies, even though the literature has only the precedent of catalysis.
Supervisor: Zimmerman, William Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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