Posted on November 29, 2013

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Qatar University (QU) and Sasol to establish a project that will advance research in the area of carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery from flue gas.

The 3-year project, titled “Characterization of Degraded Amine Solvents to Identify Oxidation Products” will be conducted through QU’s Gas Processing Center (GPC).

Qatar University President Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al Misnad and Sasol Qatar President Marjo Louw signed the agreement in the presence of QU Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr Mazen Hasna, QU Social and Economic Survey Research Institute Director Dr Darwish Al Emadi, CENG Dean Dr Rashid Alammarri, GPC Director Dr Mohammed Jaber Al Marri, QU and Sasol officials and GPC faculty.

According to the agreement, Sasol will fund and provide expertise to support the research project which will identify degradation products in the absorption of CO2. Qatar University, through the GPC, will provide laboratory space, equipment, and manpower for the duration of the project.

Both parties will collaborate on exchange of information, joint monitoring of the programme, as well as joint activities such as workshops and conferences and supporting student projects.

Prof Al Misnad said: “We are delighted to partner with Sasol who share our mission of developing the next generation of engineers in the oil and gas industry. By combining academic knowledge with industrial expertise and practices, our students will greatly benefit from this program. This research program in particular is of great relevance as it can contribute to the energy industry here in Qatar and abroad.”

Source: The peninsula