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Use of CO2 for the production of vinyl acetone, DME and light hydrocarbons

Grant number: 20/12603-5
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2021 - November 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Technology
Principal researcher:Martin Schmal
Grantee:Martin Schmal
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Camila Emilia Kozonoe ; Reinaldo Giudici

Abstract

CO2 carbonic gas is currently one of the major problems for the environment due to the large amount eliminated by the industries, thermoelectric powers and automotives. There are two major problems that are urgent, that is, the capture of gas and its possible use for chemistry and biochemistry and on the other hand, thermodynamics is not very favorable for processes of great importance. The idea is to use it as a source for catalytic, aimed at products with high added value. Therefore, the synthesis of materials and the development of processes are fundamental for the use of CO2 as a source for obtaining products with high added value. The processes selected here aim to develop new products with high added value, acetates, vinyl's and Dimethyl Ether. The materials involve since the synthesis of new nanomaterials, such as carbon and metal nanotubes, modified or not, mixed oxides, such as perovskites. Nanomaterials will be synthesized by new methods and their characterization is essential, that is, knowledge of the phenomena that involve the material, the surface and the reactant molecules. They will be characterized in terms of structure, morphology and active surface, using spectroscopic techniques in situ or operating mode to understand the superficial mechanism of the reactions involved. (AU)

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