Capture Activities at CO2CRC's Otway National Research Facility

13 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2019 Last revised: 24 Apr 2019

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Abdul Qader

CO2CRC Ltd

Jai Kant Pandit

CO2CRC Ltd

Paul A. Webley

The University of Melbourne, School of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering

Penny Xiao

University of Melbourne - Department of Chemical Engineering

Greg Qiao

CO2CRC Ltd

Qiang Fu

CO2CRC Ltd

Vicki Chen

CO2CRC Ltd

Hongyu Li

CO2CRC Ltd

Abstract

The main objective of the current capture R&D at Otway Research Facility in Victoria, Australia is to facilitate field testing and evaluation of the state-of-the-art CO2CRC membrane and adsorption technologies for separation of CO2 during real natural gas (NG) processing. The ultimate goal is to develop robust and efficient capture technologies for high CO2 content NG separation at high pressure over a range of adjusted CO2 concentrations mimicking various gas field conditions.

A skid mounted fully automated capture rig comprising of both the technologies has been in operation since early 2017 implementing a research plan developed by The University of Melbourne (UOM) and UNSW Australia. The testing plan has been going forward in stage campaigns, started first with commercial materials followed by testing new innovative materials which will then be tested against impurities, like H2S, one of the worst impurities found in natural gas production.

This would facilitate firstly to develop new gas fields to recover methane, which is uneconomical with currently available technologies and at the same time to open up a cost-effective way of CCS implementation in gas processing fields.

Keywords: Alternative gas seperation principles, GHGT-14, carbon capture; adsorbent; membrane; gas separation; CO2CRC; Otway

Suggested Citation

Qader, Abdul and Pandit, Jai Kant and Webley, Paul A. and Xiao, Penny and Qiao, Greg and Fu, Qiang and Chen, Vicki and Li, Hongyu, Capture Activities at CO2CRC's Otway National Research Facility. 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366259

Abdul Qader (Contact Author)

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Jai Kant Pandit

CO2CRC Ltd ( email )

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Paul A. Webley

The University of Melbourne, School of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering ( email )

Parkville, 2010
Australia

Penny Xiao

University of Melbourne - Department of Chemical Engineering

Parkville, 2010
Australia

Greg Qiao

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Qiang Fu

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Vicki Chen

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Hongyu Li

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

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