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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727503

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 212 587,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 089 845

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

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.

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Address

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

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 372 935

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 334 338,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 336 840

GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

South Korea

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

South Korea

PROCESS SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 507,50

JULIUS MONTZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 175 000

CAO HELLAS MAKEDONIKI ASVESTOPOIIA ANONIMI ETAIRIA PARAGOGIS KAI EMPORIAS ASVESTOY KAI LOIPON DOMIKOICHIMIKON ILON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 62 500

COWI AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 160 000

ELPEDISON PARAGOGI ILEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 66 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727503

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 212 587,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 089 845

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece