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(463d) Safety Consideration in Carbon Dioxide Integration Networks in Industrial Clusters


Roy, N. - Presenter, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Al-Mohannadi, D. - Presenter, Texas A&M University at Qatar
The need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions can come at a high cost. Carbon integration (Al-Mohannadi and Linke, 2016) highlights opportunities to reduce costs associated with carbon dioxide mitigation through a systematic analysis of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) networks in industrial clusters. It analyzes CO2 point sources treatment, transportation, compression and utilization in CO2 converting sinks to minimize costs while adhering to given emission targets. There are several process hazards in carbon integration and utilization which make the network vulnerable to process safety incidents and failure. Process safety engineering is the study of hazards and risks in the chemical process industry and deals with the prevention and mitigation of the risks. The concept of process safety has grown exponentially during the last two decades. Multiple methods exist to assess hazards of products, transportation and process. However, there is a gap in evaluating CO2 utilization options and network. This work proposes an optimization-based framework of minimizing the process hazards as well as maximizing the profit in carbon integration. This multi-objective approach will not only reduce the hazards but also increase the reliability of the network against process safety incidents.


Al-Mohannadi, D.M., Linke, P. , 2016, On the systematic carbon integration of industrial parks for climate footprint reduction, Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, 4053-4064