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Reference Number EP/N029429/1
Title CO2 shipping-compression, liquefaction and dehydration (CO2 LIQUID)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 transport) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr K Patchigolla
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School of Water, Energy and Environmen
Cranfield University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 30 August 2016
End Date 31 August 2019
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £101,215
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East of England
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr K Patchigolla , School of Water, Energy and Environmen, Cranfield University (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Process Systems Enterprise Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , FLIR systems Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract The proposed project deals with liquefaction of CO2 and its transportation by ship either for storage or enhanced oil recovery, and the impact of impurities on loading and unloading scenarios. There is little experience of handling liquid CO2 under shipping conditions. The levels, for which impurities (including water) need to be removed from CO2 so as to mitigate handling issues, and the associated impact on energy efficiency of compression and liquefaction, are not understood, especially for CO2 from fossil-fired power plants.The study aims to evaluate the propensity for leakages, freezing, blockages, and safety issues for liquid CO2 suitable for transportation by ship (near to the triple point).The project aims to modify the existing PACT facility at Cranfield to allow the multi operational facility to test CO2 in either dense phase or semi refrigerated fluid state. Two key technology gaps will be addressed: How to prepare an energy efficient triple point CO2 under controlled manner and what operational issues would encounter as a function of key impurities?
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