Hazelwood Pilot Plant Results
1 tpd / 6meter capability / 100 and 200mm diameter
Precipitating solvents are an important development in carbon capture solutions of the future. By concentrating captured CO2 in solid form, precipitating solvents can reduce the amount of solvent in circulation and the energy required for the heat of the regeneration cycle. Internal laboratory results, a pilot project at the Hazelwood brown coal power station in the Latrobe Valley, Australia, indicate that the RFC can operate with precipitating solvents without clogging. The turbulent environment produced inside the contactor limits the size that precipitants can grow, and the co-current gas and liquid flow combined with the momentum of the pulses transports precipitants out of the reaction chamber.