Environmental Technologies

Resin model CO2 capture

CO2 capture and utilisation is a necessity to fight climate change, and the development of Direct Air Capture of CO2 technology is emerging. The publications listed (1-3) provide a detailed insight in the various steps of DAC CO2 process development applying Molecular Modelling. This technology is interesting too for the cultivation of flowers or vegetables in greenhouses, and air conditioning in an office environment.

Basic 2-step process outline

Quality Research

Hydrated nickel(II)sulphates are widely used in various industrial processes like nickel plating. Crystallisation is an indispensable step in the final purification process however it was observed that Mg-impurities could not be removed. Molecular Modelling provided conclusive evidence.  Molecular Modelling often can be used to select and optimise purification technologies (unit operations) like distillation, extraction, crystallisation and sorption technologies.

Crystal structure Ni(II)SO4(H2O)7