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Mass transfer and hydrodynamic characteristics of new carbon carbon packing: Application to CO2 post-combustion capture

Alix, Pascal and Raynal, Ludovic and Abbé, François and Meyer, Michel and Prevost, Michel and Rouzineau, David Mass transfer and hydrodynamic characteristics of new carbon carbon packing: Application to CO2 post-combustion capture. (2011) Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 89 (9). 1658-1668. ISSN 0263-8762

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/J.CHERD.2010.09.023


A novel structured packing, the 4D packing, has been characterized in terms of hydrodynamics, effective area and gas side mass transfer coefficient. The increase of the 4D opening fraction allows to reduce pressure drop and to get a better capacity than Mellapak 500Y and 750Y, for which the geometric areas are similar. The 50% open 4D packing, 4D-50%, leads to effective areas which are higher than Mellapak 500Y ones, and doubled compared with Mellapak Plus 252Y ones. Effective areas for the 4D do not decrease when the opening fraction increases from 30 to 50%, this indicates that a non-negligible amount of droplets is generated at 50%. Gas side mass transfer coefficient had been measured with an original experimental method: water evaporation. Corresponding results seem to be in agreement with the literature, and with the fact that a large amount of droplets is generated. Correlations are proposed for both effective area and gas side mass transfer coefficient for the 4D-50%.The 4D-50% packing could be very interesting for post-combustion CO2 capture since it generates low pressure drop and a very high interfacial area. This will be further confirmed by an economic study for which the absorber plant will be designed with a rate based model.

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HAL Id:hal-03539096
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > IFP Energies Nouvelles - IFPEN (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > SAFRAN (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Réaction, mélange & séparation (RMS)
Deposited On:13 Jul 2012 14:30

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