Raman for Carbon Capture: Optimizing the Transformation of CO & CO2


Raman for carbon capture plays an important role in monitoring the transformation of emissions into new products.  Among the different carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies, carbon capture is a vital step that involves the separation and capture of CO2 from industrial processes and power generation. However, capturing CO2 is not enough, as there is a need for its transformation into useful products.

Moreover, Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool that can aid in the transformation of CO2 and carbon monoxide (CO) captured from industrial processes. Raman is a non-destructive analytical technique that provides molecular-specific information on the chemical composition  of a sample. In the real world, carbon capture companies are using Raman to monitor several stages of their process, from analyzing incoming feedstock to measuring and optimizing final product quality.

Overall, the use of Raman spectroscopy in CCUS applications can aid in the optimization of carbon capture technologies and the development of sustainable CO2 transformation processes. This app note aims to provide an overview of the use of Raman spectroscopy in CCUS applications and its potential in aiding the transformation of CO2 and CO into useful products.




 What you’ll learn:

  • What Raman is and how it offers the carbon capture industry high-resolution compositional data, linear response to concentration, and the ability to measure samples in real-time
  • How Raman compares to existing analytical technologies in the lab, such as chromatography and mass spectrometry
  • Why a U.S.-based carbon company chose Raman to expedite the creation of new chemical building blocks from emissions