Bench-Scale Silicone Process for Low-Cost CO2 Capture
Project No.: FE0007502
GE Global Research and their project partners are conducting research on the use of a novel silicone solvent to capture CO2 with a continuous bench-scale system. The project will utilize both computational and experimental methods. Previously measured experimental data from a continuous laboratory-scale CO2 capture system will be used to design this bench-scale system. Data from the bench-scale system, such as kinetics and mass transfer information, will be used to determine scale-up effects and needed design parameters to develop a scale-up strategy, update cost of electricity (COE) calculations and perform a technical and economic feasibility study. A manufacturing plan for the aminosilicone solvent and a price model will be used for optimization. The final objective of the program is to demonstrate, at the bench-scale, a process that achieves 90 percent CO2 capture efficiency with less than a 35 percent increase in the COE. Development of this scalable bench-scale process combined with a rigorous process model and thorough manufacturability analysis for the solvent, will enable a practical technology path to later development at larger scales and commercialization. The technology will eventually be retrofittable to coal-based power plants.
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Related Papers and Publications:
- Bench-Scale Silicone Process for Low-Cost CO2 Capture [PDF-1.16MB] (July 2012)
Presented by Benjamin Wood, General Electric Global Research, 2012 NETL CO2 Capture Technology Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
- Bench-Scale Silicone Process for Low-Cost CO2 Capture Fact Sheet [PDF-354KB] (Mar 2012)
- Bench-Scale Silicone Process for Low-Cost CO2 Capture [PDF-3MB]
(Nov 2011) Project kick off meeting presentation
- CO2 Capture Technology Status Sheet
- R.J. Perry, T.A. Grocela-Rocha, M.J. O’Brien, S. Genovese, B.R. Wood, L.N. Lewis, H. Lam, M. Rubinsztajn, G. Soloveichik, S. Knijanski. "Novel High Capacity Oligomers for Low Cost CO2 Capture," December 2001, DE-NT0005310, Final Report to DOE/NETL.
- For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, David Lang.