(37a) The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI): Computational Tools To Accelerate Commercial Development
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 8:30am to 8:55am
The U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) is developing, demonstrating and deploying advanced computational tools and models to accelerate the development of next generation technologies, specifically the development of cost effective carbon capture technologies. This CCSI Toolset will (1) enable promising concepts to be evaluated more quickly based on an optimized process, (2) reduce the time for design and troubleshooting by integrating process and device scale simulations to better predict performance and more effectively resolve issues, (3) quantify technical risk to enable more focused scale up activities, and finally, (4) stabilize the costs during commercial deployment by having a more comprehensive understanding of the process and underlying behavior of the system. This paper will provide an overview of the program and highlight recent accomplishments applying the tools to potential carbon capture technologies.