CO2 capture by adsorption processes - vacuum swing adsorption

Paul A. Webley, Jun Zhang, Penny Xiao, Gang Li

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Adsorption processes for CO2 capture from a variety of process streams have received increasing attention as the concern over climate change becomes more urgent. A study on how to exploit the adsorbent ? process synergy to produce a viable vacuum swing adsorption design was carried out. Initial economic evaluation indicates promise for the technology although several obstacles still remain, e.g., the presence of water and impurities in the stream and the large scale of operation. However, the great advances in materials development coupled to careful adaptation of process conditions means that there will be a role for adsorption processes in CO2 capture in the future. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9780816910229
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAIChE Annual Meeting 2007 - Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, United States of America
Duration: 4 Nov 20079 Nov 2007 (Website/Proceedings)


ConferenceAIChE Annual Meeting 2007
Abbreviated titleAIChE 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySalt Lake City
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