This project aims to develop selective sorbents to remove mercury from natural gas at low temperatures.
This project looks at the removal of mercury from natural gas at low temperatures (room temperature) and is in collaboration with CSIRO. Therefore nanomaterials that are selective mercury sorbents are being developed and tested in simulated industrial conditions.
A second part of the project looks at developing catalysts that can oxidize elemental mercury to its water soluble ionic form. This will help facilitate the removal of mercury from coal-fired-power-plants where the pre-installed scrubbers will easily remove the toxin while SOx and NOx are being removed from the effluents stream.
Current Higher Degree by Research students
- Mr Anastasios Chalkidis
PhD positions available
Interested students and researchers should contact Dr Ylias Sabri for possible candidature/collaboration.
- D.Jampaiah; S.J. Ippolito; Y.M. Sabri; B.M. Reddy; S.K. Bhargava; Highly efficient nanosized Mn and Fe codoped ceria-based solid solutions for elemental mercury removal at low flue gas temperatures; Catalysis Science & Technology; 2015, 5, 2913-2924. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2015/cy/c5cy00231a
- D. Jampaiah; S.J. Ippolito; Y.M. Sabri; J. Tardio; P.R. Selvakannan; A. Nafady; B.M. Reddy; S.K. Bhargava ; Ceria–zirconia modified MnOx catalysts for gaseous elemental mercury oxidation and adsorption; Catalysis Science & Technology; 2016, 6, 1792-1803. http://pubs.rsc.org/-/content/articlehtml/2016/cy/c5cy01534k
- D. Jampaiah; K.M. Tur; S.J. Ippolito; Y.M. Sabri; J. Tardio; S.K. Bhargava; B.M. Reddy; Structural characterization and catalytic evaluation of transition and rare earth metal doped ceria-based solid solutions for elemental mercury oxidation; RSC Advances 3 (31), 12963-12974. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2013/ra/c3ra41441h