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Decarbonisation in process sites

Lou, Y, Smith, R and Sadhukhan, J (2008) Decarbonisation in process sites In: 11th Topical on Refinery Processing, 2010-04-06 - 2010-04-10, New Orleans, USA.

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This work tackles the carbon dioxide (CO2) emission problem in process sites, particularly in relation to the site utility systems. There are three basic decarbonisation routes to deal with the CO2 emission problem in energy production. These are pre-combustion, post-combustion and the oxy-combustion routes. For each route, different CO2 separation technologies can be exploited. This work has adopted different decarbonisation routes with both conventional CO2 separation technologies and novel pre-combustion routes. Unlike the CO2 emission problem of energy generation taken in isolation, the emissions from a utility site can be widely distributed. To challenge this problem, utility sites are integrated with decarbonised combined heat and power generation systems. By doing this, some of the utility products like power, steam and fuel can be substituted by products from the decarbonised power generation system. Consequently, reduced carbon dioxide emissions from the utility system can be achieved. Thus, a wide range of decarbonisation designs can be applied with power generation. Among them, pre-combustion with novel CO2 separation technology has the best performance. Integrating decarbonised combined heat and power generation systems can give significant potential for CO2 emission reduction to the utility site.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Lou, Y
Smith, R
Date : 2008
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:06
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 17:37

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