The experimental study of the applicability of a gas-liquid vortex reactor (GLVR) for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) capture and in the consecutive solvent regeneration.
In 2016 the Paris Agreement was ratified by the EU. It is a milestone in the EU response to the climate change. The absorption of CO2 is a challenge. Available CO2 separation technologies have high cost and technological limitations, restricting their general use in CO2 capture and Utilization (CCU). In the overall CAPTIN project (https://moonshotflanders.be/mot3-captin/) several types of new technologies for CO2 capture are studied.
Specifically, in the CAPTIN-1 project the use of a vortex reactor for gas-liquid flow was hydrodynamically confirmed. First data on gas-liquid mass transfer parameters of GLVR were gathered. In the CAPTIN-2 project, the GLVR technology will be further studied and optimized to demonstrate a cost-effective CO2 absorption/desorption process.
The project aims at gathering a broad set of experimental data in a geometrically optimal GLVR.
- Study of the effect of GLVR geometry on hydrodynamics and CO2 absorption.
- Study of CO2 absorption results in the GLVR over a range of operating conditions.
- Study the effect of applied solvents.
- Study of the GLVR for solvent regeneration.
- Energetic study of solvent regeneration in a GLVR.
- Combining absorption and regeneration process in two GLVR.