Journal article

Impact of Fly Ash on the Membrane Performance in Postcombustion Carbon Capture Applications

K Alharthi, Y Christianto, A Aguiar, AD Stickland, GW Stevens, SE Kentish

INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2016

Abstract

The presence of particulate impurities in the form of fly ash within a postcombustion carbon capture application will be difficult to avoid. In this work, the effect of fly ash on the membrane performance for both black- and brown-coal applications is examined. Deposits of either black- or brown-coal fly ash on the membrane surface had no impact on CO2 permeance when totally dry. In contrast, deposits of a mixture of fly ash and liquid water caused the membrane permeance to fall below the level expected from the presence of liquid water alone. For both black-coal fly ash (Sauter mean diameter 9.2 μm) and brown-coal fly ash (Sauter mean diameter 9.8 μm), the permeance recovers to over 98% of ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Support for this work was provided by the Australian Government through its Cooperative Research Centre program as well as the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, a Special Research Centre of the Australian Research Council.