Journal article

Reducing the energy penalty of CO2 capture and compression using pinch analysis

Trent Harkin, Andrew Hoadley, Barry Hooper

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Integration of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) into coal-fired power stations is seen as a way of significantly reducing the carbon emissions from stationary sources. A large proportion of the estimated cost of CCS is because of the additional energy expended to capture the CO2 and compress it for transport and storage, reducing the energy efficiency of the power plant. This study uses pinch analysis and heat integration to reduce the overall energy penalty and, therefore, the cost of implementing CCS for power plants where the additional heat and power for the CCS plant will be provided by the existing power plant. A combined pinch analysis and linear programming optimisation are applied to d..

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