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Carbon capture is the most probable technology in combating anthropogenic increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. Works on developing emerging absorbents for improving carbon capture performance and reducing process energy consumption are actively going on. The most worked‐on emerging absorbents, including liquid‐liquid biphasic, liquid‐solid biphasic, enzymatic, and encapsulated absorbents, already show encouraging results in improved energy efficiency, enhanced CO2 absorption kinetics, increased cyclic CO2 loading, or reduced regeneration temperature. In this chapter, the latest research and development progress of these emerging absorbents are reviewed along with the future directions in moving these technologies to higher‐technology readiness levels.

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Quan Zhuang, Bruce Clements and Bingyun Li (March 8th 2017). Emerging New Types of Absorbents for Postcombustion Carbon Capture, Recent Advances in Carbon Capture and Storage, Yongseung Yun, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/65739. Available from:


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The article is supported by the WVU Libraries' Open Access Author Fund.

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