Objectives of the project:
- Synthesis and development of porous polymers with organometallic complexes (e.g. cobalt porphyrin) which promotes facilitated transport of O2 species.
- Investigation of gas adsorption characteristics of the developed polymers.
Fabrication of thin, defect-free membranes by spin coating/vacuum filtration techniques.
- Investigation of gas permeation characteristics of the developed membrane.
- Exploration of the feasibility of a small scale O2 concentrator.
Timeline and Budget:
Year 1: 12.72 Lakhs
Year 2: 6.72 Lakhs
Year 3: 12.2 Lakhs
Proposer Name & Designation:
Dr. Deepu J. Babu, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Dr. Venkata Rao Kotagiri, Assistant Professor, Chemistry