Friday, 20 February 2009

CO2 + H2O -> fuel + O2 UPDATE

In an older post, one year ago, I found a new about "the best way to avoid Climate Change":
convert the CO2 in fuel...
the problem was the source of energy...
and the solution was ¿nuclear energy?

Well, this blog is to talk about supercritical fluids, and some researches are being done that connect both subjects.

Photocatalytic preferential reduction of CO2 to methane can be performed by means of photoactalytic systems. The way of catalyst are made produces important differences and their synthesis in supercritical fluid can give interesting properties.

Some previous related works...
"Effect of Synthesis Conditions on Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Powders Synthesized in Supercritical CO2"The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 23 January 2009E. Alonso, I. Montequi, M.J. Cocero.
Effect of TiO2 particle size on the photocatalytic reduction of CO2" Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 24 January 2009K. Kočí, L. Obalová, L. Matějová, D. Plachá, J. Jirkovský, O. Šolcová
Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 using TiO2 powders in supercritical fluid CO2" Energy, Volume 24, Issue 1, January 1999, Pages 21-30Satoshi Kaneco, Hidekazu Kurimoto, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Kiyohisa Ohta, Takayuki Mizuno

Sunday, 15 February 2009


The symposium will take place in Arcachon (France) from the 18th-20th May 2009.

The slogan is "New trends in Supercritical Fluids: Energy, Materials, Processing"

The goal of this edition is to bring together scientists and engineers interested in Supercritical Fluids from traditional and emergent areas. The symposium will focus on new perspectives to identify new challenges and breakthroughs in the field.

Early registration is to be done before 31/01/2009.

For more information visit the symposium web page.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


No, I'm not mad...

These are the initials of the "Life Long Learning Intensive Course Supercritical Fluids-Green Solvents in Chemical Engineering" that will be held in KOC University (Istanbul, Turkey) from 25th June to 9th July 2009.

This Life Long Learning Intensive Course was promoted by the members of the Working Party “High Pressure Technology” of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and all members, recognised European experts both in the theoretical aspects and in the industrial applications of supercritical fluids, will present the topics.

You can find this information and more information in the Circular or in the web page.

On the web page you can also find the registration form.
Deadline for Registration is 24th April 2009.