Effect of gas recycling on the performance of a moving bed temperature-swing (MBTSA) process for CO2 capture in a coal fired power plant context

Giorgia Mondino, Carlos A. Grande, Richard Blom

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Abstract

A mathematical model of a continuous moving-bed temperature-swing adsorption (MBTSA) process for post-combustion CO2 capture in a coal-fired power plant context has been developed. Process simulations have been done using single component isotherms and measured gas diffusion parameters of an activated carbon adsorbent. While a simple process configuration with no gas re-circulation gives quite low capture rate and CO2 purity, 86% and 65%, respectively, more advanced process configurations where some of the captured gas is recirculated to the incoming flue gas drastically increase both the capture rate and CO2 purity, the best configuration reaching capture rate of 86% and CO2 purity of 98%. Further improvements can be achieved by using adsorbents with higher CO2/N2 selectivity and/or higher temperature of the regeneration section.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEnergies
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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