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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-11ER86480
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
96901
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
23 a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
3903 Spring Valley Way, Louisville, KY, 40241-5121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829618219
Principal Investigator:
KunLeiLiu
Dr.
(859) 257-0293
liu@caer.uky.edu
Business Contact:
FrankWang
Mr.
(502) 593-7127
greensolarins@yahoo.com
Research Institute:
University of Kentucky

2540 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY, 40511-8410
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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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