Process intensification of CO2 capture with bioenergy using rotating packed bed

IDRIC Project MIP 6.6

University of Sheffield TERC
Carbon Clean
Newcastle University

Background

Negative emissions are required to achieve net zero to compensate for hard to abate industries. Reducing CO2 capture costs can drive the technology to be deployed in biomass based industries to achieve negative CO2 emissions. Due to the slow rate of reaction of traditional CO2 capture solvents, the size of the packed towers is huge resulting in high CAPEX, OPEX and impact of LCOE. Rotating packed bed (RPB) offers next generation process intensified technology to address this challenge.

Dr. Muhammad Akram

Principal Investigator
University of Sheffield

Project Team

University of Sheffield:

Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian
Prof. Lin Ma
Dr. Kris Milkowski
Maria Fernanda Rojas-Michaga
Dr. Janos Szuhanszki

Newcastle University:

Dr. Jonathan Lee

Carbon Clean:

Dr. James Hall

Aim

The main aim of the project is to demonstrate negative CO2 emissions offered by BECCS at the Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC) using a next generation Process Intensified (PI) Rotating packed bed CO2 capture plant integrated with grate biomass boiler (240 kWth). Flue gas from the boiler will be fed to the capture plant. Two solvents, Monoethanolamine (MEA) and a proprietary solvent (APBS-CDRMax®) from Carbon Clean, will be compared for energy and environmental performance (120 hrs with each solvent). Comprehensive analysis will be performed on biomass and solvent using ICP-OES for entrained metal aerosol emissions, Dekati ELPI+ for particulate analysis, Gasmet FTIR for gaseous compositions and Mettler Toledo auto-titrator for solvent composition at various locations.

More Detail

This project will test the performance of 1 TPD CO2 capture capacity rotating packed bed capture plant with flue gas generated by 240kWth biomass boiler. The plant is fully integrated with the combustion and synthetic gas make up facilities. The process optimisation will be performed by varying operational conditions such as rotational speed, liquid to gas ratio, steam temperature, stripper pressure etc. Process modelling of the PRB capture plant will be performed using Aspen for process optimisation. Moreover, CFD modelling will establish the optimum flow dynamics of the liquid and gas streams.

Meet the Team

Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian

Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian

Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian

University of Sheffield

Prof. Lin Ma

Prof. Lin Ma

 University of Sheffield

Dr. Kris Milkowski

Dr. Kris Milkowski

University of Sheffield

Maria Fernanda Rojas-Michaga

Maria Fernanda Rojas-Michaga

University of Sheffield

Dr. Janos Szuhanszki

Dr. Janos Szuhanszki

University of Sheffield

Dr. Jonathan Lee

Dr. Jonathan Lee

Newcastle University

Dr. James Hall

Dr. James Hall

Head of research, Carbon Clean

Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian

Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian

Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian

University of Sheffield

Prof. Lin Ma

Prof. Lin Ma

 University of Sheffield

Dr. Kris Milkowski

Dr. Kris Milkowski

University of Sheffield

Maria Fernanda Rojas-Michaga

Maria Fernanda Rojas-Michaga

University of Sheffield

Dr. Janos Szuhanszki

Dr. Janos Szuhanszki

University of Sheffield

Dr. Jonathan Lee

Dr. Jonathan Lee

Newcastle University

Dr. James Hall

Dr. James Hall

Head of research, Carbon Clean

Planned Outputs

Data will be published in leading CO2 capture peer reviewed journals and conference i.e. Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, GHGT conference

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