Welcome to the Clean Energy Conversions Laboratory

The Clean Energy Conversions lab combines experimental and theoretical methods to investigate capture and sequestration of trace metals (mercury, arsenic, and selenium) and carbon dioxide from combustion flue gas. Central to the approach of our lab is to connect with government labs and establish industry partnerships to assist in focusing and directing our research efforts in a way that bridges atomistic scales to power-plant scales. Fundamental chemical and physical phenomena involving gas-phase and gas-solid interfaces of trace metals and CO2 are of focus. Understanding how these pollutants speciate throughout the flue gas and are ultimately released into the environment is crucial to the design of effective control technologies to minimize their release.

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