A technical and economic assessment of variants for CO2 separation from synthesis gas

Amini, E ; Sharif University of Technology | 2016

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1080/15567249.2011.625389
  3. Publisher: Taylor and Francis Inc , 2016
  4. Abstract:
  5. An analysis of carbon dioxide (CO2) removal process from synthesis gas has been carried out in this work. CO2 removals by physical and chemical solvents are the most often used. The most important factors that affect cost and performance of a CO2 recovery unit are the number of flash drum separation units, and the pressure drop pattern among them. Different variations of this process were simulated using Hysys software, and the capital and operational expenditures for these plants were estimated. The focus was to reach an optimum process to minimize the total unit cost of separated CO2. The results indicate that for a fixed number of separation units, the case with uniform pressure drop pattern has the minimal cost and energy consumption. On the other hand, it was revealed that among the cases with uniform pressure drop pattern, the one with four separation units will be the optimum case
  6. Keywords:
  7. CO2 removal ; Selexol process ; Carbon ; Costs ; Drops ; Energy utilization ; Pressure drop ; Separation ; Synthesis gas ; CAPEX/OPEX analysis ; Chemical solvents ; Economic assessments ; Operational expenditures ; Physical absorption ; Separation units ; Simulation ; Uniform pressure ; Carbon dioxide
  8. Source: Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy ; Volume 11, Issue 12 , 2016 , Pages 1097-1102 ; 15567249 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15567249.2011.625389