Journal article

CO2 absorption behavior with a novel random packing: Super Mini Ring

H Habaki, JM Perera, SE Kentish, GW Stevens, W Fei

SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

For the purpose of capturing CO2 from flue gas the absorption of CO2 into an aqueous solution of monoethanolamine was measured by using a column packed with a novel packing, Super Mini Ring (SMR). The SMR gave a higher absorption performance relative to pall ring packing due to a larger effective surface area and also reduced the frictional pressure gradient. The absorption mechanism was observed to be mainly gas phase controlling. It was concluded that for the treatment of flue gas the SMR packing could reduce the height of the absorption column by 20% relative to a pall ring packed column.