Dynamic Modeling and Transient Analysis of a Solid-Sorbent Adsorber for CO2 Capture

TitleDynamic Modeling and Transient Analysis of a Solid-Sorbent Adsorber for CO2 Capture
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2012
AuthorsModekurti S, Bhattacharyya D, Zitney SE
Conference Name29th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) is dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of carbon capture technologies from discovery to development, demonstration, and ultimately the widespread deployment to hundreds of power plants. In this multi-lab initiative in partnership with academic and industrial institutions, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) leads the development of a multi-scale modeling and simulation toolset for rapid evaluation and deployment of carbon capture systems. One element of the CCSI is focused on optimizing the operation and control of carbon capture systems since this can have a significant impact on the extent and the rate at which commercial-scale capture processes will be scaled-up, deployed, and used in the years to come. Capture processes must be capable of operating over a wide range of transient events, malfunctions, and disturbances, as well as under uncertainties. As part of this work, dynamic simulation and control models, methods, and tools are being developed for CO2 capture and compression processes and their integration with a baseline commercial-scale supercritical pulverized coal (SCPC) power plant.