T2013-15 CCUS MPP3 Aerosol Characterisation CATO2


Post combustion carbon capture (PCCC) is based on the removal of CO2 after the combustion of a fossil fuel. Reactive absorption is one of the most important and most used techniques for the removal of CO2 from flue gas. This reactive absorption process makes use of the reversible nature of the chemical reaction of an aqueous alkaline solvent (usually an amine) with an acid gas (CO2). The amine based solvent can be lost during the process due to: degradation, vaporization, mechanical losses and aerosol (mist) formation. The amount and character (size distribution) of the aerosols that can be formed strongly relates to the characteristics of the flue gas.

This project will quantify the flue gas characteristics which are of relevance for aerosol formation and the character of the aerosols that could be formed at the brand new power plant of Uniper at the Maasvlakte in the Netherlands (MPP3). Since MPP3 is the Power Plant that will be used for the CCS demo project ROAD, it is very important to have this information, because it is related to emission limit values.

The combined effort of TNO, Laborelec and Uniper is unique. All the expertise and measurement methods are joined to learn the most about aerosol forming and will lead to more insight concerning this issue.