Membrane System Design for CO2 Capture: From Molecular Modeling to Process Simulation

Xuezhong He, Daniel R. Nieto, Arne Lindbråthen, May-Britt Hägg

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Gas separation membranes for CO2 capture become steadily more attractive due to its high energy efficiency, relatively low cost and low environmental impact. However, in order to potentially achieve significant cost reductions benefit, membrane system should have a good separation performance which is not only dependent on materials but also process condition. Thus, membrane system design by multi‐scale simulation is crucial to bring membranes into pilot‐scale demonstration and future commercial application. This work focused on molecular modelling for membrane materials design and understanding of gas transport through membranes. A study case on techno‐economic feasibility analysis of CO2 capture from flue gas using a specific FSC membrane by process simulation and cost estimated was also discussed, which is essential for benchmark study to compare with different carbon capture technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcess Systems and Materials for CO2 Capture: Modelling, Design, Control and Integration
EditorsAthanasios I. Papadopoulos, Panos Seferlis
ISBN (Electronic)9781119106418
ISBN (Print)9781119106449
StatePublished - 29 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


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