Absorption-Based Post-Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of the use of absorbents for post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide. As fossil fuel-based power generation technologies are likely to remain key in the future, at least in the short- and medium-term, carbon capture and storage will be a critical greenhouse gas reduction technique.
Post-combustion capture involves the removal of carbon dioxide from flue gases after fuel combustion, meaning that carbon dioxide can then be compressed and cooled to form a safely transportable liquid that can be stored underground.
- Provides researchers in academia and industry with an authoritative overview of the amine-based methods for carbon dioxide capture from flue gases and related processes
- Editors and contributors are well known experts in the field
- Presents the first book on this specific topic
Part 1 Introductory issues 1. Introduction/overview 2. The fundamentals of post-combustion capture 3. Conventional amine scrubbing for CO2 capture
4. Liquid absorbent selection criteria and screening procedures
Part 2 Capture agents 5. Precipitating amino acid solutions 6. Aminosilicone systems for post-combustion CO2 capture 7. Inorganic salt solutions for post-combustion capture 8. Mixed salt solutions for CO2 capture 9. Dual liquid phase systems 10. Enzyme-enhanced CO2 absorption 11. Ionic liquids for PCC
12. Aqueous ammonia-based post-combustion CO2 capture
Part 3 Process design
13. Process modifications for CO2 capture 14. Gas-liquid contactors in liquid absorbent-based PCC 15. Hybrid amine-based PCC processes, membrane contactors for PCC
Part 4 Solvent degradation, emissions and waste handling 16. Degradation of amine-based solvents 17. Reclaiming of amine-based liquids used in PCC 18. Assessment of corrosion in liquid absorbent-based PCC systems 19. Overview of aerosols in post-combustion CO2 capture 20. Emissions from amine-based post-combustion CO2 capture plants 21. Waste handling in liquid absorbent-based PCC processes
22. Treatment of flue-gas impurities for liquie absorbent-based post-combustion CO2capture processes
Part 5 Process integration and operation 23. Power plant integration methods for liquid absorbent-based PCC 24. Dynamic operation of liquid absorbent-based PCC plants 25. Renewable energy integration in liquid absorbent-based PCC plants 26. Pilot plant operation for liquid absorbent-based PCC 27. Techno-economics of liquid absorbent-based PCC processes 28. Liquid absorbent-based PCC in industrial processes 29. Commercial liquid absorbent-based PCC processes
With a globally recognised reputation for science excellence in carbon capture technology, Dr Paul Feron leads CSIRO's post-combustion CO2 capture research program, developing new cost-effective, environmentally-benign technologies to reduce atmospheric emissions from coal-fired power. As one of the pioneers of carbon capture research Dr Feron has been working in the field from the early 1990s, and has made a large contribution to both the technology and international policy of the research.