Overview of aerosols in post-combustion CO2 capture

P. Khakharia, J. Mertens, M.R.M. Abu-Zahra, Thijs Vlugt, E.L.V. Goetheer

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This chapter gives an overview on the issue of aerosol-based emissions observed in post-combustion CO2 capture. Firstly, the evidence of aerosol-based emissions obtained from different pilot plant tests is presented. Unlike vapor-based emissions, which can be quantified and predicted based on the vapor pressure of the component, aerosol-based emissions are difficult to predict as it depends on several parameters. The key elements identified to explain the observation of aerosol-based amine emissions in PCC are discussed here. As the issue is being better understood, several countermeasures have been tested. Their efficiency in reducing aerosol-based emissions and possible disadvantages are summarized. The remaining knowledge gaps both from an understanding point of view as well as from a countermeasures point of view are outlined, and can serve as a basis for future research on this topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbsorption-Based Post-combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide
EditorsPaul H.M. Feron
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-08-100515-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-100514-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Energy


  • Aerosol
  • Emission
  • Post-combustion CO2 capture
  • Reactive absorption

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