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Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160100959 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE160100959]

Researchers Dr Chunyan Fan

Brief description The project aims to improve understanding of the adsorption mechanism of mercury removal from natural gas with porous carbon materials, by applying novel molecular simulation tools. An increasing number of Australian gas reservoirs have been found to contain higher levels of mercury than the specified safety, environment and product requirements. Although most of the current methods of mercury removal are based on adsorption technology, its development and use to full potential has been impeded by a lack of understanding. This project aims to investigate the fundamental mechanism of mercury removal from natural gas with adsorption methods at the molecular level. The project is intended to pave the way for optimal design of mercury removal systems.

Funding Amount $300,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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