Journal article

Pilot plant results for a precipitating potassium carbonate solvent absorption process promoted with glycine for enhanced CO2 capture

K Smith, A Lee, K Mumford, S Li, undefined Indrawan, N Thanumurthy, N Temple, C Anderson, B Hooper, S Kentish, G Stevens

Fuel Processing Technology | Elsevier | Published : 2015


The absorption performance of a glycine promoted precipitating potassium carbonate (K2CO3) solvent absorption process for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture has been presented using a laboratory scale pilot plant. Glycine has been added as a rate promoter to 40-45 wt.% K2CO3 solutions to examine the enhancement of the CO2 absorption process. The laboratory scale pilot plant has been designed to capture 4-10 kg/hr of CO2 from an air/CO2 mixture at a feed gas rate of 30-55 kg/hr. Performance data of the absorber including pressure drop, holdup and CO2 removal efficiency has been collected from the pilot plant and presented for a range of operating conditions. The addition of glycine was found to imp..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to acknowledge the financial assistance provided to the CO2CRC by the Australian Government through its CRC programme and through Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research and Development (ANLEC R&D). ANLEC R&D is supported by Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technology Limited and the Australian Government through the Clean Energy Initiative.