CO2 capture by hollow fibre carbon membranes: Experiments and process simulations

Xuezhong He, Jon Arvid Lie, Edel Sheridan, May Britt Hägg*

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Hollow fibre carbon membranes (HFCMs) were fabricated from deacetylated cellulose acetate precursors based on a multi-dwell carbonization protocol. Membrane structure and morphology were characterized by scanning electronic microscope (SEM), and membrane separation performances for single gas and gas mixtures were tested by the in-house gas test setup. Simulations of CO2 capture by hollow fibre carbon membranes were conducted based on Aspen Hysys® integrated with ChemBrane. The characteristic diagrams and optimal configuration were obtained, and the process was optimized based on the necessary membrane area, energy demands for the compressor and cooler, recovery and purity of CO2, and capital cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-9 - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 16 Nov 200820 Nov 2008


  • CO Capture
  • Flue gas
  • Hollow fibre carbon membrane
  • Power plant
  • Process simulation


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