Associate Professor Rowena Ball

Future Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Institute
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The next 50 years will be the era during which the world's fuels must be decarbonised. Endex thermoreactive principles underpin new high efficiency systems for separating carbon from fuels and flue gases. In collaboration with Imperial College London, the University of Leeds, CanMet Energy, and an industry partner, Rowena is developing a suite of Endex carbon capture technologies.

Endex principles also underpin carbon capture from the atmosphere and have been used by nature for millions of years: the mechanism behind thermal decomposition of biomass is an Endex thermochemical oscillator that governs the distribution of carbon between the global solid black carbon reservoir and the atmospheric CO2 reservoir. Rowena's research is elucidating this mechanism.

Rowena is also leading a major collaborative project with the Global CCS Institute that aims to design and build a universial toolkit for effectively comparing the efficiency and capture penalty of different carbon capture systems using exergy analysis.

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