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Comparison of modern packings : assessing proper choice for post-combustion carbon capture absorption columns

Raynal, Ludovic and Fourati, Manel and Roig, Véronique Comparison of modern packings : assessing proper choice for post-combustion carbon capture absorption columns. In: 2nd Post Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC2), 17 September 2013 - 20 September 2013 (Bergen, Norway). (Unpublished)

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Official URL: http://www.ieaghg.org/conferences/pccc/52-conferences/pccc/318-2nd-post-combustion-capture-conference-


CO2 capture from industrial flue gases is expected by IEA [1] to contribute to up to 19% of carbon mitigation by 2050. Absorption of CO2 into chemical solvents used in post-combustion capture processes is widely recognized as a reference path due to its high selectivity and CO2 recovery rate [2]. However, absorption and solvent regeneration columns required for that purpose are of huge sizes and further induce high investments impacting avoided CO2 cost. This impact is important enough so that it cannot be neglected when compared with operating unit costs [3]. We are presenting in this paper what is required in terms of packing characteristics, that is pressure drop, mass transfer performances and also liquid dispersion properties. This latter property, even if little discussed in the literature, is of great importance, since it will be used for determining the maximum height for packed beds as well as for column redistribution internals design. All these properties are presented for both random and structured packings and a discussion about packing choice is proposed, especially based mass transfer performances and on original dispersion results obtained for Mellapak and IMTP packings

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-03667747
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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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)
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Deposited On:29 Nov 2013 09:49

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