DIRECT AIR CAPTURE PROJECT
WHAT DO WE DO?
The Direct Air Capture (DAC) project is a student effort to develop a small-scale machine which captures CO2 from the atmosphere. Additionally, we are constantly learning about the field of DAC and want to educate our community on the exciting things it has to offer to ensure a healthy future for everyone.
For the Fall 2022 semester, the DAC project’s main focus was testing new adsorption methods with two different metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Additionally, the project placed 3rd in the month-long DACCathon again industry and worked on the fabrication of a prototype unit. This next semester, the project will continue to conduct testing on these MOFs, along with establishing relationships with faculty advisors to refine the project’s submission for OpenAir’s Carbon Removal Challenge.