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Title: Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO 2 capture: Original Research Article: Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO 2 capture

In this paper we aim to develop a validated device-scale CFD model that can predict quantitatively both hydrodynamics and CO 2 capture efficiency for an amine-based solvent absorber column with random Pall ring packing. A Eulerian porous-media approach and a two-fluid model were employed, in which the momentum and mass transfer equations were closed by literature-based empirical closure models. We proposed a hierarchical approach for calibrating the parameters in the closure models to make them accurate for the packed column. Specifically, a parameter for momentum transfer in the closure was first calibrated based on data from a single experiment. With this calibrated parameter, a parameter in the closure for mass transfer was next calibrated under a single operating condition. Last, the closure of the wetting area was calibrated for each gas velocity at three different liquid flow rates. For each calibration, cross validations were pursued using the experimental data under operating conditions different from those used for calibrations. This hierarchical approach can be generally applied to develop validated device-scale CFD models for different absorption columns.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [5]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  2. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Morgantown, WV (United States)
  3. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  5. Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology; Journal ID: ISSN 2152-3878
Publisher:
Society of Chemical Industry, Wiley
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1435290
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1429539

Pan, Wenxiao, Galvin, Janine, Huang, Wei Ling, Xu, Zhijie, Sun, Xin, Fan, Zhen, and Liu, Kunlei. Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO2 capture: Original Research Article: Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO2 capture. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1002/ghg.1770.
Pan, Wenxiao, Galvin, Janine, Huang, Wei Ling, Xu, Zhijie, Sun, Xin, Fan, Zhen, & Liu, Kunlei. Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO2 capture: Original Research Article: Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO2 capture. United States. doi:10.1002/ghg.1770.
Pan, Wenxiao, Galvin, Janine, Huang, Wei Ling, Xu, Zhijie, Sun, Xin, Fan, Zhen, and Liu, Kunlei. 2018. "Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO2 capture: Original Research Article: Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO2 capture". United States. doi:10.1002/ghg.1770.
@article{osti_1435290,
title = {Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO2 capture: Original Research Article: Device-scale CFD modeling of gas-liquid multiphase flow and amine absorption for CO2 capture},
author = {Pan, Wenxiao and Galvin, Janine and Huang, Wei Ling and Xu, Zhijie and Sun, Xin and Fan, Zhen and Liu, Kunlei},
abstractNote = {In this paper we aim to develop a validated device-scale CFD model that can predict quantitatively both hydrodynamics and CO2 capture efficiency for an amine-based solvent absorber column with random Pall ring packing. A Eulerian porous-media approach and a two-fluid model were employed, in which the momentum and mass transfer equations were closed by literature-based empirical closure models. We proposed a hierarchical approach for calibrating the parameters in the closure models to make them accurate for the packed column. Specifically, a parameter for momentum transfer in the closure was first calibrated based on data from a single experiment. With this calibrated parameter, a parameter in the closure for mass transfer was next calibrated under a single operating condition. Last, the closure of the wetting area was calibrated for each gas velocity at three different liquid flow rates. For each calibration, cross validations were pursued using the experimental data under operating conditions different from those used for calibrations. This hierarchical approach can be generally applied to develop validated device-scale CFD models for different absorption columns.},
doi = {10.1002/ghg.1770},
journal = {Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}