Dr Bee Ting Low from Singapore is a Senior Research Engineer at Membrane Technology and Research (MTR) in the US, where she works on developing and optimizing membranes for oxygen enrichment, natural gas purification and post-combustion carbon capture. As a Chemical engineer, Bee Ting is passionate about environmental issues and has been focused on membrane technology throughout her young academic and professional career. "This is an energy-efficient, modular, scalable and easy-to-maintain technology that can be used for pre- and post-combustion carbon capture at major emissions source points," she explains, "so it provides a pretty big lever in the fight against global warming."
During her Green Talents research stay at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in 2011, Bee Ting worked on the simulation of a membrane process for post-combustion carbon capture. Together with Dr. Li Zhao, her colleague during the time, she wrote a paper on the work done and it has recently been published in the Journal of Membrane Science. The paper titled "A parametric study of the impact of membrane materials and process operating conditions on carbon capture from humidified flue gas" can be accessed online.