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Title: Hydrate-Based Carbon Capture Process: Assessment of Various Packed Bed Systems for Boosted Kinetics of Hydrate Formation
Authors: Arora A.
Kumar A.
Bhattacharjee G.
Balomajumder, Chandrajit
Kumar P.
Published in: Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Abstract: The case for developing novel technologies for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture is fast gaining traction owing to increasing levels of anthropogenic CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere. Here, we have studied the hydrate-based carbon dioxide capture and separation process from a fundamental viewpoint by exploring the use of various packed bed media to enhance the kinetics of hydrate formation using pure CO2 as the hydrate former. We established the fixed bed reactor (FBR) configuration as a superior option over the commonly used stirred tank reactor (STR) setups typically used for hydrate formation studies by showing enhanced hydrate formation kinetics using the former. For the various packing material studied, we have observed silica gel with 100 nm pore size to return the best kinetic performance, corresponding to a water to hydrate conversion of 28 mol% for 3 h of hydrate growth. The fundamental results obtained in the present study set up a solid foundation for follow-up works with a more applied perspective and should be of interest to researchers working in the carbon dioxide capture and storage and gas hydrate fields alike. © 2021 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). All rights reserved.
Citation: Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME, 143(3)
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Keywords: Carbon capture
Carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide process
Chemical reactors
Packed beds
Pore size
Silica gel
Carbon capture process
Carbon dioxide capture
Carbon dioxide capture and storage
Fixed-bed reactors
Hydrate formation
Packing materials
Separation process
Stirred tank reactors
Gas hydrates
ISSN: 1950738
Author Scopus IDs: 56988603700
Author Affiliations: Arora, A., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Kumar, A., Centre for Long Subsea Tiebacks, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, Australia
Bhattacharjee, G., Gas Hydrate Research and Technology Centre, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC), Ongc Complex Phase-II, Maharashtra, 410221, India
Balomajumder, C., Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 411008, India
Kumar, P., Department of Chemical Engineering, Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozepur, 152004, India
Funding Details: The support provided by sending Mr. Amit Arora on study leave from Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozepur to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is highly acknowledged. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support provided by National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, for carrying out this work. The authors are greatly thankful to Professor Rajnish Kumar from Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute Technology, Madras/Then Senior Scientist, NCL, Pune for providing laboratory for experimentation, guidance and support for this work. National Chemical Laboratory, NCL; Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, CSIR; Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, IIITD
Corresponding Author: Arora, A.; Department of Chemical Engineering, India; email:
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