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Title: SO 2-Resistant Immobilized Amine Sorbents for CO 2 Capture

The solid amine sorbent for CO 2 capture process has advantages of simplicity and low operating cost compared to the MEA (monoethanolamine) process. Solid amine sorbents reported so far suffered from either low CO 2 capture capacity or low stability in the flue gas environment. This project is aimed at developing a SO 2-resistant solid amine sorbent for capturing CO 2 from coal–fired power plants with SCR/FGD which emits SO 2ranging from 15 to 30 ppm and NO ranging from 5 to 10 ppm. The amine sorbent we developed in a previous project degraded rapidly with 65% decrease in the initial capture capacity in presence of 1% SO 2. This amine sorbent was further modified by coating with polyethyleneglycol (PEG) to increase the SO 2-resistance. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) was found to decrease the SO 2-amine interaction, resulting in the decrease in the maximum SO desorption temperature (Tmax ) of amine sorbent. The PEG-coated amine sorbent exhibited higher stability with only 40% decrease in the initial capture capacity compared to un-coated amine sorbents. The cost of the solid amine sorbent developed in this project is estimated to be less than $7.00/lb; the sorbent exhibited CO 2 capture capacity more than 2.3more » mmol/g. The results of this study provided the scientific basis for further development of SO 2-resistant sorbents.« less
  1. Univ. of Akron, OH (United States)
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