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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, major contributors to the greenhouse effect, are considered as the main cause of global warming. So, decrease of CO2 emitted by large industrial combustion sources or power plants, is an important...Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Amine-based chemisorption of CO2 is a promising near term option for the decarbonisation of large, fixed-point CO2 emission sources[1]. However, the operational expenditure (OPEX) associated with this technology...Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Large scale implementation of CO2 geologic sequestration requires detailed uncertainty analysis and risk assessment for leakage potential. Probabilistic risk assessment based on Monte Carlo simulation is one option for quantifying the risk. It involves repeated random...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Imidazoles and imidazole-amine hybrids are unique classes of organic solvents that feature properties similar to aqueous amine solvents and ionic liquids (ILs), both of which have received a great deal of attention for CO2 capture applications. However, to date, the...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Multiphase porous medium adsorption/desorption model for CO2 capture applications

Denis Lukanin1*, Amit Halder2, and Ameya Joshi2

1Corning Science Center, Corning SNG, St.Petersburg (Russia)

2Modeling

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Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
AIChE

The nation is facing a renaissance in energy technology to include dramatic changes in transportation, electricity production, distribution and use, and energy efficiency. The nation is also rapidly expanding its scientific capabilities and is currently leading the world in areas such as...Read more

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
AIChE

Absolute and per-capita energy consumption is bound to increase globally, leading to a projected increase in energy requirements of 50% by 2020. The primary source for providing a majority of the energy will continue to be fossil fuels. However, an array of enabling technologies needs to be...Read more

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Integrating carbon capture technology with large source carbon emitters is necessary in the very near future to mitigate the contribution of anthropogenic CO2 emissions to climate change and global public welfare. However, the implementation of this technology...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Energy efficient capture of CO2 released from coal based power plants is a major challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The existing commercial technologies require substantial energy inputs in the form of heat and vacuum which leads to around 30 %...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

A process to capture CO2 from flue gas using a liquid material that reacts rapidly with CO2 to form a solid offers many advantages over conventional liquid-only CO2 capture methods. The net CO2 capacity of the system will be...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Liquid aminosilicone-based CO2 absorbents that solidify upon reaction with CO2 have been developed. These phase-changing absorbents have the potential for superior performance for capturing CO2 from the flue gas of pulverized-coal power...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Enzyme-catalyzed reduction of CO2 will not only help to lessen greenhouse effect, but also to obtain valuable chemicals. The sequential reduction of CO2 to methanol under mild reaction conditions has been reported to be feasible by using sol-gel encapsulated or nanoparticle...Read more
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Ionic liquid is one kind of organic salts with negligible volatile pressure which might lead to promising substitute candidates for alkanolamines in separation of carbon dioxide. To satisfy this requirement effectively, task specific ionic liquids with alkaline groups, such...Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

With the concerns of “global warming”, CO2 sequestration from cement industry are becoming significant important for the “green processing” for the environments. This is because the cement processing released about 36% of CO2 comparing to the 12%...Read more
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Carbon, capture, and storage technologies are a promising option that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial and power generation facilities while enhancing the energy security of the United States. The U.S. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory is...Read more
Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:00pm
AIChE

In this work, we will report a new liquid/inorganic membrane product concept for CO2 separation. A liquid fluid of selective CO2 absorption properties is immobilized in a thin, inorganic substrate sheet (20~50um) of graded pore structures. CO2 selectively absorbs into the liquid fluid in the...Read more

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 7:30am
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

We will discuss a history of Industrial gas usage and how they helped shape the fuels and petrochemicals Industries. A look at the ftutre of IG in F&PD will also be presented.Read more

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

A monumental task for improving the feasibility of carbon capture from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants is reducing the total energy cost. A generic absorption/stripping process using an aqueous amine solvent would reduce the net power production of a coal-fired power plant by roughly 30...Read more

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Production of power from coal inevitably generates carbon dioxide (CO2) as a by-product. To mitigate global climate change, this CO2 must be captured and sequestered. With current technologies, separating CO2 from flue gas accounts for about 70% of the total cost for CO2 capture and...Read more

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and PoroGen Corporation are jointly developing a novel hybrid membrane – absorption process for pre- and post-combustion CO2 capture (Carbo-Lock™ process). The novel Carbo-Lock™ process combines advantageous features of both absorption and membrane processes to...Read more

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

A scoping study of system costs for producing methanol from CO2 and H2 using low-carbon electricity to supply the hydrogen from commercial electrolysis produced methanol via:

CO2 + 3H2 ➝ CH3OH + H2O

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

This paper reports on recent results relating to high temperature sorption of metallic mercury on MinPlus sorbent, an inorganic substrate derived from paper recycling residues. Results from a packed bed reactor as well as in-flow dispersed phase reactor are reported. A new type of packed bed was...Read more

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

The Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) is a promising technology for the future use of coal to provide clean energy in a more efficient manner. During this process, many of the trace elements present in coal are volatilized, and remain in the gas phase through the gas turbine, only to...Read more

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Process Design studies for Oxyfuel retrofit to PC boilers of various sizes for several types of coal were linked with an ongoing effort employing the AMIGA (All-Modular Industry Growth Assessment) macroeconomic model to survey the domestic coal-fired power fleet. This...Read more
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


The climate implications of emerging technologies that capture CO2 to produce transportation fuels (CCTF) are investigated by studying two examples: biodiesel from microalgae and Sandia National Laboratory’s S2P process. Simple performance and economic models for each...Read more
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Secondary Effects of Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

While climate change has lost some interest to the global economy, the United States and the World continue to move forward on advancing research and technologies to capture, sequester, or reuse the green house gas carbon

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Improved solvent reaction kinetics and carbon capacity continue to be a major research interest for the scrubbing of CO2 in post-combustion processes. The DOE has set a new target for post-combustion CO2 capture of less than a 35% increase in the cost of electricity, while capturing at least 90...Read more

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives

Global climate models indicate that acting rapidly to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will provide greater benefits to the environment than delaying action; however, new technologies, currently under development, may be significantly less costly than those currently ready to be deployed. This...Read more

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Energy efficient capture of CO2 from coal-fired power plants is one of the grand challenges for the U.S. both to end dependence on imported energy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Nalco Company and Argonne National Laboratory received a

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
CEI - Center for Energy Initiatives


Plasma processes are very useful in industry because plasma has the unique characteristic of producing active species in large numbers of energetic species than conventional chemical processes. Nonthermal plasma (NTP), such as corona or glow discharge plasmas, is widely used for...Read more

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