Selection of packing materials for gas absorption
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionArachchige, U.S.P. & Melaaen, M.C.: Selection of packing materials for gas absorption. European Journal of Scientific Research, 2012 (87), Nr 1, s. 117-126.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture is the most viable option to minimize the environmental impact by CO2 emissions. Amine scrubbing process is the well-known technology to achieve that. There are several packing types available for gas absorption. Both random and structured packing were considered in the simulation studies. The main idea behind this study was to select the best packing material which gives lowest re-boiler duty. Complete removal model was developed for selected packing materials. Then, Reboiler duty requirement was calculated for every single packing. The relevant parameters of packing material were taken from the literatures. The packing types BX, Sulzer packing, Flexipac 1Y and Mellapak 350Y can be recommended for coal and gas fired power plant due to lower values of re-boiler duty.