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Title: Advanced Acid Gas Separation Technology for Clean Power and Syngas Applications

Air Products has developed an acid gas removal technology based on adsorption (Sour PSA) that favorably compares with incumbent AGR technologies. During this DOE-sponsored study, Air Products has been able to increase the Sour PSA technology readiness level by successfully operating a two-bed test system on coal-derived sour syngas at the NCCC, validating the lifetime and performance of the adsorbent material. Both proprietary simulation and data obtained during the testing at NCCC were used to further refine the estimate of the performance of the Sour PSA technology when expanded to a commercial scale. In-house experiments on sweet syngas combined with simulation work allowed Air Products to develop new PSA cycles that allowed for further reduction in capital expenditure. Finally our techno economic analysis of the use the Sour PSA technology for both IGCC and coal-to-methanol applications suggests significant improvement of the unit cost of electricity and methanol compared to incumbent AGR technologies.
Authors:
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  1. Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Allentown, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1238360
DOE Contract Number:
FE0013363
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Air Products And Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS