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Reference Number EP/N024540/1
Title Novel adsorbents applied to integrated energy-efficient industrial CO2 capture
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer
No email address given
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2016
End Date 31 January 2020
Duration 43 months
Total Grant Value £985,463
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Dr G White , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr S Garcia Lopez , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Professor D Reay , School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr V Zivkovic , School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr M Wang , Engineering, University of Hull (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (0.000%)
Project Contact , Process Systems Enterprise Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , China Huaneng Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , MCM Consulting (0.000%)
Project Contact , Osprey Corporation Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tees Valley Unlimited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Telemark University College, Norway (0.000%)
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Abstract The UK Government has an ambitious target to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. Industrial processes account for 25% of total EU CO2 emissions, and moreover, they are already operating at or close to the theoretical limits of efficiency. Therefore, CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is the only technology that can deliver the required emission reductions. However, efficiency and capital cost penalties associated with CO2 capture are hindering the deployment of CCS. There is an opportunity here for industrial CCS to operate at a wider range of temperatures and to integrate available thermal streams with heat required for on-site sorbent regeneration.This multidisciplinary proposal unites leading engineers and scientists from the Universities of Heriot-Watt, Hull and Newcastle to realise our vision of integrating novel hydrotalcite solid sorbents with advanced heat integration processes for industrial CO2 capture. Hydrotalcite materials present a big potential for industrial CCS, as they show faster kinetics and better regenerability over other high temperature sorbents; however, their application in industrial capture processes remains largely unexplored. We will research novel methodologies to enhance and tailor performance of hydrotalcites for CO2 capture over a wide range of conditions needed in industrial processes. We will also address the challenge of designing a suitable process that combines the roles of heat management (heat recovery for desorption) and mass transfer (ad- and desorption) across a range of process conditions (temperature, pressure, humidity, gas constituents) with a degree of flexibility that is economically and technically viable.
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