A Contaminant Tolerant Solvent for Carbon Capture in Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER86480
Agency Tracking Number: 96901
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 23 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
3903 Spring Valley Way, Louisville, KY, 40241-5121
DUNS: 829618219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 KunLei Liu
 Dr.
 (859) 257-0293
 liu@caer.uky.edu
Business Contact
 Frank Wang
Title: Mr.
Phone: (502) 593-7127
Email: greensolarins@yahoo.com
Research Institution
 University of Kentucky
 2540 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY, 40511-8410
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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will study the feasibility of a novel contaminant-tolerant solvent/stripping chemical hybrid process for post-combustion CO2 capture from utility flue gas. The process will use a proprietary solvent technology to achieve DOEs goal of 90% or greater CO2 emissions reduction at existing coal-fired power plants with no more than a 30% increase in cost of energy services. In phase I project, research efforts will focus on demonstrating the viability of the solvent technology to perform with actual flue gas compositions generated from existing coal-fired power plants through following tasks: 1) Determine the impact of flue gas constituents on solvent performance; 2) Perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study and modeling of the scrubber and 3) Conduct system performance and economic analysis. The proposed low-cost CO2 capture process, if proven technical feasibility, will improve the economics of the national greenhouse gas sequestration program, improve the overall plant efficiency of existing coal-fired power plants and reduce cost burden to utility industry and public as a whole

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