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Systematic Design and Testing of Advanced Rotating Packed Bed Processes and Phase-Change Solvents for Intensified Post-Combustion CO2 Capture

Objective

ROLINCAP will search, identify and test novel phase-change solvents, including aqueous and non-aqueous options, as well as phase-change packed bed and Rotating Packed Bed processes for post-combustion CO2 capture. These are high-potential technologies, still in their infancy, with initial evidence pointing to regeneration energy requirements below 2.0 GJ/ton CO2 and considerable reduction of the equipment size, several times compared to conventional processes . These goals will be approached through a holistic decision making framework consisting of methods for modeling and design that have the potential for real breakthroughs in CO2 capture research. The tools proposed in ROLINCAP will cover a vast space of solvent and process options going far beyond the capabilities of existing simulators. ROLINCAP follows a radically new path by proposing one predictive modelling framework, in the form of the SAFT-γ equation of state, for both physical and chemical equilibrium, for a wide range of phase behaviours and of molecular structures. The envisaged thermodynamic model will be used in optimization-based Computer-aided Molecular Design of phase-change solvents in order to identify options beyond the very few previously identified phase-change solvents. Advanced process design approaches will be used for the development of highly intensified Rotating Packed Bed processes. Phase-change solvents will be considered with respect to their economic and operability RPB process characteristics. The sustainability of both the new solvents and the packed-bed and RPB processes will be investigated considering holistic Life Cycle Assessment analysis and Safety Health and Environmental Hazard assessment. Selected phase-change solvents, new RPB column concepts and packing materials will be tested at TRL 4 and 5 pilot plants. Software in the form of a new SAFT-γ equation of state will be tested at TRL 5 in the gPROMS process simulator.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
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Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 666 375

Participants (11)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 612 098,75
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 372 935
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 334 338,75
Address
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412 96 Goteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 336 840
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Oryong Dong 1 Buk Gu
500-712 Gwang-ju
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Daehak-ro 291 Yuseong Gu
305 701 Daejeon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGLIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 507,50
Address
Hammersmith Grove 26-28 6Th Floor East
W6 7HA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JULIUS MONTZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Hofstrasse 82
40723 Hilden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAO HELLAS MAKEDONIKI ASVESTOPOIIA ANONIMI ETAIRIA PARAGOGIS KAI EMPORIAS ASVESTOY KAI LOIPON DOMIKOICHIMIKON ILON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 62 500
Address
6Th Km Thessaloniki-lagada Rd
57013 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COWI AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Skargardsgatan 1
402 41 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELPEDISON PARAGOGI ILEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 66 250
Address
Amarousiou Chalandriou Street 18 20
151 25 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)