Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and their effects have been a matter of global concern over the past decade. With growing energy demands to support developing economies, there has been a challenge of harnessing and utilizing sustainable forms of energy to meet these demands and despite the effect of global warming and the problems associated with it, the use of fossil fuels is still increasing. This problem has negatively impacted the climate because the greenhouse gases evolved from burning fossils increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and lead to global warming. This study investigates a method of channelling biogas for use as a sustainable energy source by using membrane technology. Initially, by observing the behaviour of biogas components as they travel selectively through the membrane support, findings showed that both fluid and structural properties have significant impact on the separation process. The next approach is to modify the membrane to obtain these optimal conditions. Furthermore, by introducing an agent that serves as an adsorptive medium for maximizing contact between the pore walls and the gas molecules, to create an adsorptive layer that preferentially draws the target gas to its surface to deliver both high permeability and selectivity of the membrane.
OGUNLUDE, P., ABUNUMAH, O., MOHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and GOBINA, E. 2021. A study of biogas upgrading to bio-methane with carbon dioxide capture using ceramic membranes. In Proceedings of the ICANM 2021: 8th International conference and exhibition on advanced and nanomaterials 2021 (ICANM 2021), 9-11 August 2021, [virtual conference]. Ontario: IAEMM, pages 27-33.