CESAR1 Solvent Degradation and Thermal Reclaiming Results from TCM Testing

13 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2022

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Matthew Campbell

Technology Centre Mongstad

Sundus Akhter

TCM

Anette Knarvik

Technology Centre Mongstad

Zeeshan Muhammad

Technology Centre Mongstad

Ahmad Wakaa

Technology Centre Mongstad

Date Written: November 25, 2022

Abstract

The Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM DA) in Norway has investigated degradation and amine losses for the nonproprietary solvent CESAR1 which is a mixture of water, amino-2-methylpropanol (AMP) and piperazine (PZ). Results have been explored during the ALIGN CCUS testing campaign which utilized the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) based heat and power plant (CHP) flue gas with an inlet CO2 concentration around 3.7 vol%. It has been demonstrated that there is a significant impact on amine losses through degradation when the inlet NO2 concentration entering the CO2 absorber is increased. The increase in NO2 concentration in the flue gas resulted from Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) operation with no ammonia injection. Degradation results have also been shared for the residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) flue gas from the Equinor refinery with an inlet CO2 concentration around 13.5 vol%. Due to the impurities in the RFCC flue gas higher amine losses through degradation are observed compared to CHP flue gas testing. Also, amine losses through degradation for CESAR1 solvent were compared against historical TCM results for monoethanolamine (MEA). The results indicate significantly lower amine losses for CESAR1 as compared to MEA for both CHP and RFCC flue gases. Thermal reclaiming has also been performed on the aged CESAR1 solvent and effective operation was achieved with acceptably low amine losses during semi-continuous reclaiming operation. Future testing at TCM in the laboratory and full-scale plant are planned to have a better understanding of the major causes for amine solvent degradation.

Keywords: CESAR1, MEA, Degradation, Thermal Reclamation

Suggested Citation

Campbell, matthew and Akhter, Sundus and Knarvik, Anette and Muhammad, Zeeshan and Wakaa, Ahmad, CESAR1 Solvent Degradation and Thermal Reclaiming Results from TCM Testing (November 25, 2022). Proceedings of the 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-16) 23-24 Oct 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4286150 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4286150

Matthew Campbell (Contact Author)

Technology Centre Mongstad

Mongstad, 5954
Norway

Sundus Akhter

TCM ( email )

Mongstad, 5954
Norway

Anette Knarvik

Technology Centre Mongstad

Zeeshan Muhammad

Technology Centre Mongstad ( email )

Mongstad, 5954
Norway

Ahmad Wakaa

Technology Centre Mongstad

Mongstad, 5954
Norway

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