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Title: Carbon capture test unit design and development using amine-based solid sorbent

This study presents the design and development of a reactor system and the subsequent modifications to evaluate an integrated process to scrub carbon dioxide (CO2) from synthetic flue gas using amine based solid sorbents. The paper presents the initial system design and then discusses the various changes implemented to address the change in sorbent from a 180 μm Geldart group B material to a 115 μm Geldart group A material as well as issues discovered during experimental trials where the major obstacle in system operation was the ability to maintain a constant circulation of a solid sorbent stemming from this change in sorbent material. The system primarily consisted of four fluid beds, through which an amine impregnated solid sorbent was circulated and adsorption, pre-heat, regeneration, and cooling processes occurred. Instrumentation was assembled to characterize thermal, hydrodynamic, and gas adsorption performance in this integrated unit. A series of shakedown tests were performed and the configuration altered to meet the needs of the sorbent performance and achieve desired target capture efficiencies. Finally, methods were identified, tested, and applied to continuously monitor critical operating parameters including solids circulation rate, adsorbed and desorbed CO2, solids inventories, and pressures.
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  1. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Morgantown, WV (United States)
  2. REM Engineering Services, Morgantown, WV (United States)
  3. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States)
  4. ORISE, Morgantown, WV (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0263-8762
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chemical Engineering Research and Design; Journal Volume: 112
Research Org:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Country of Publication:
United States
CO2 adsorption; Carbon capture; Fluidization; Moving bed; Regenerator