Room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) are unique, non-volatile, tunable solvents that hold great promise to revolutionize many industrial processes. The combination of RTILs and amines for CO2 capture is a powerful, versatile solution previously overlooked by engineers and chemists in the field.
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- The non-volatile nature and tunable chemistry of ionic liquids, when coupled with the high loading capacity of commodity amines, produce a “game-changing” technology for both CO2 capture at fossil fuel-fired power plants and natural gas processing.
- Ionic liquid-based solvents have many major advantages relative to aqueous-based solvents. Simply put, CO2 capture in ionic liquid-based solvents is faster, cleaner and cheaper