Carbon Dioxide Recovery from Combustion Flue Gas Using Carbon-Supported Amine Sorbents

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,969.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-04ER83885
Agency Tracking Number:
75640S04-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Marek Wojtowicz
Dr.
(860) 528-9806
marek@AFRinc.com
Business Contact:
Michael Serio
Dr.
(860) 528-9806
mserio@AFRinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
75640-This project addresses the environmental problem of the removal and recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) from combustion/incineration flue gas in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, carbon-dioxide will be removed from flue gas by using sorbents based on amines that are supported on low-cost activated carbons. Phase I will demonstrate the superior CO2-sorption performance of carbon-supported amine sorbents under simulated industrial conditions. Three tasks will be undertaken: (1) 6¿10 carbon-supported amine sorbents will be developed for CO2 adsorption testing; (2) the sorbents prepared in Task 1 will undergo CO2 sorption and desorption tests to determine the effect of temperature on sorption capacity and to make recommendations for sorbent-regeneration conditions; and (3) an assessment will be conducted to evaluate the concept in terms of comparison with alternative technologies, materials requirements, economics, and life-limiting factors. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The novel technology for the removal of carbon dioxide from combustion/incineration flue gas should be applicable not only to coal-fired power plants but also to municipal, medical, and hazardous waste incinerators. Other related applications include the removal of carbon dioxide from natural gas, especially in small, remote, and off-shore fields.

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