Qatar University and Sasol research amine capture

Nov 29 2013

An MOU has been signed between Qatar University (QU) and Sasol to establish a project that will advance research in the use of amines for CO2 capture from flue gases.

The 3-year project, titled, "Characterization of Degraded Amine Solvents to Identify Oxidation Products" will be conducted through QU’s Gas Processing Center (GPC).

According to the terms of the agreement, Sasol will fund and provide expertise to support the research project which will identify degradation products in the absorption of CO2. Qatar University, through the GPC, will provide laboratory space, equipment, and manpower for the duration of the project.

Both parties will collaborate on exchange of information, joint monitoring of the program, as well as joint activities such as workshops and conferences and supporting student projects.

Commenting on the agreement, Prof Al-Misnad, Qatar University President, said: “We are delighted to partner with Sasol who share our mission of developing the next generation of engineers in the oil and gas industry. By combining academic knowledge with industrial expertise and practices, our students will greatly benefit from this program. This research program in particular is of great relevance as it can contribute to the energy industry here in Qatar and abroad.”

Sasol Qatar President Marjo Louw commented: “Sasol is pleased to support Qatar University’s engineering students through this partnership with the Gas Processing Center. As a company that was built on innovation, this agreement demonstrates Sasol’s commitment to support research and development based initiatives that contribute to achieve Qatar’s National Vision 2030 towards building a knowledge-based economy. We are pleased to support this research which is an important step towards advancing the application of CO2 capture technology, and its findings will have application locally”.

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