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Reference Number 2002-6-38-1-1
Title Developing effective absorbent technology for the capture of CO2 in fossil fuel-fired power plant
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 20%;
Applied Research and Development 80%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor C (Colin ) Snape
No email address given
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Nottingham
Award Type 3
Funding Source Carbon Trust
Start Date 01 July 2003
End Date 30 January 2006
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £180,392
Industrial Sectors
Region East Midlands
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor C (Colin ) Snape , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , MAST Carbon (0.001%)
Project Contact , Powergen (0.001%)
Project Contact , Ineos Silicas (0.001%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.001%)
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Objectives The main objective of the project is to develop effective adsorbent technology for the continuous removal of CO2 from flue gases in fossil fuel-fired power plant.
Abstract The project is carrying out an intensive R D programme to synthesise, test and characterise a range of adsorbents and adsorbent structures (active carbon and silica modified with bases). This should identify the best candidates in terms of CO2 adsorption capacities, ease of regeneration and the ability to deal with other flue gases. The innovation lies in developing molecular sieve and activated carbon adsorbents with high CO2 capacities that will operate successfully in flue gas environments.Further, the ability of solid base systems to operate most successfully under wet gas conditions and their ability to adsorb all acid gases opens up exciting possibilities for the control of both CO2 and SO2. Compared with traditional amine plants, there are potentially fewer adverse effects in terms of the effects of other acid gases. Reduced CO2 emissions will be achieved with the adsorption technology by retrofitting to existing fossil fuel power plants for partial CO2 capture from flue gases. This is potentially a more cost-effective approach than traditional amine plants. If developed successfully, the technology has the potential to remove significant amounts of CO2 from flue gases at existing and new coal-fired power stations
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