AbstractThis study describes a comprehensive evaluation of a recently developed water-lean diamine solvent, N1-(2-ethoxyethyl)-N2, N2-diisopropylethane-1,2-diamine (2-EEDIPEDA), to probe its potential post-combustion CO2 capture performance. This evaluation includes (1) fundamental sorption characterization such as vapor-liquid equilibria, sorption kinetics and viscosity impacts; (2) continuous capture characterization using laboratory scale flow system using flue gas simulant; as well as (3) technoeconomic analysis of the capture process at industrial scale with projections for critical capture performance metrics. Using this evaluation, we compare the performance of 2-EEDIPEDA to our current leading water-lean amine-based solvent, 2-EEMPA, using the same baseline process plant configuration/pricing. From this comparison, we observe lower total cost of capture as low as $46.8/tonne CO2 with 2-EEDIPEDA (20% cheaper than CANSOLV), as a direct result of solvent chemistry tuning leading to notable cost savings.
Published: April 16, 2022