Design of a CO2 capture plant: A sustainable approach using deep eutectic solvents

Adrián Martínez-Lomovskoi, Ana Romero Garcia, Eduardo Sánchez-Ramírez, Juan-Gabriel Segovia-Hernández, Cataldo De Blasio

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In this work, a new design for post-combustion capture (PCC) of CO 2 is introduced, using green deep eutectic solvent Choline chloride/Urea (1:2). A multi-objective optimization using meta-heuristic algorithm differential evolution and tabu list (MODE-TL) considering environmental and economic objectives is preformed to obtain a sustainable process design. The proposed process was analyzed for treating flue gases from combustion of the most common fuels used in power plants. The process performs with a lower cost and environmental impact when treating flue gases from the combustion of coal. Through a simulation in Aspen Plus, it is shown that using ChCl/Urea (1:2) it's possible to obtain a process capable of recovering more than 95% of the CO 2 contained in the combustion gases with a purity of 95% molar. A sustainable capture processes according to the objectives of green chemical engineering and circular economy is developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd European symposium on computer aided process engineering
EditorsAntonios C. Kokossis, Michael C. Georgiadis, Efstratios Pistikopoulos
ISBN (Print)978-0-443-23553-5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


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