Journal article

Carbon dioxide absorption into promoted potassium carbonate solutions: A review

Guoping Hu, Nathan J Nicholas, Kathryn H Smith, Kathryn A Mumford, Sandra E Kentish, Geoffrey W Stevens

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

The emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is recognized as a significant driver for climate change. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) techniques are efficient and effective ways to reduce these emissions to the atmosphere. However, the cost of any carbon capture technique has to be reduced to manageable levels before it can be deployed at an industrial scale. Several methods for capturing carbon dioxide, such as absorption, adsorption, membrane techniques and cryogenic separation have been proposed, of which absorption is the closest to commercial reality. Potassium carbonate is a good solvent for carbon dioxide capture because of its low regeneration energy, low degradation rates an..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support provided by the Australian Government through its Cooperative Research Center program for this CO2CRC research project. Infrastructure support from the Particulate Fluids Processing Center (PFPC), a Special Research Center of the Australian Research Council is also gratefully acknowledged.