Conference Dates

May 22-27, 2016


Adsorption based processes have a great potential to significantly reduce the overall costs of CO2 separation from stack flue gas as compared to currently available technologies. One of the main challenges in the development of these processes is certainly the provision of adequate adsorbents. Hence, in the last decade a great effort has been put into screening and testing of various adsorbent materials.

However, beside the identification of suitable adsorbent materials it is of equal importance to develop suitable reactor designs that allow for effective and most cost efficient utilization of these materials and so far only little work has been attributed to this subject. Nevertheless, it was shown that for thermodynamic reasons it is essential to provide counter-current contact between adsorbent and gas streams in order to allow for efficient operation of any Temperature Swing Adsorption (TSA) CO2 capture process. It was further highlighted that effective heat transfer with the used adsorbent material is necessary as the reported values of their corresponding adsorption enthalpies are typically rather large.

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