Direct Air Capture

Codename: #teamDAC

The Direct Air Capture unit (DAC) is runs a process of vacuum – temperature swing adsorption. The process contains three phases:

  1. Adsorption phase: air is continuously fanned through a chamber, CO2 and water are adsorbed.
  2. Vacuum creation phase: inthis phase, the chamber is pumped toward vacuum.
  3. Desorption phase: at elevated temperatures, and lower (partial) pressures, the CO2 & H2O desorb


Process modeling (calculate stuff)

  • Adsorption/desorption process (dynamic in matlab)
  • Heat transfer / thermal management
  • Design PFD

Component design (draw stuff)

  • 3D CAD
  • FEM / CFD
  • Talk to suppliers / manufacturers / Industrial design experts

Experimenting / Testing (build stuff)

  • Component building
  • Yield testing
  • Temperature resistance: Steam & vacuum pump combination
  • Manufacturability

Personal Skills

Process & Energy Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Industrial Design

Software Skills

COCO Simulator / Aspen
Fusion 360 / Solid Works

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