Design and analysis of CO2 capture, transport, and storage networks

Ahmed Alhajaj, Nilay Shah

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The large-scale deployment of carbon capture, transport and storage (CCTS) systems will be capital intensive and complex. Therefore, it is necessary to design a network infrastructure that can meet a specific CO2 reduction target and is at the same time optimized to minimize cost and operation problems. The objective of this work is to develop a multiscale modeling approach that uses flue gas characterization data as an input to simulate and size a post-combustion capture plant model. The profile of the bare capturing cost of CO2 against degree of capture is used in designing and analyzing the cost optimal CO2 infrastructure layout that matches CO2 sources and sinks in capacity and time. This will help generate insights of whole-system integration issues and its performance as function of design variables: Thus the whole system is optimized rather than optimizing individual components, which leads to sup-optimal CCTS design. Typically, researchers assume a cost associated with a pre-specified 90% degree of capture, which is claimed to be the cost optimal capture plant. The results of designing and analyzing cost optimal CCTS networks for a UAE case study show that the cost optimal degree of capture is a site specific factor that depends on the flue gas characteristics and proximity to transportation networks and geological storage that can accommodate certain amount of CO2 per year.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - Carbon Management Technology Conference 2012
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2012
EventCarbon Management Technology Conference 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 7 Feb 20129 Feb 2012

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NameSociety of Petroleum Engineers - Carbon Management Technology Conference 2012


ConferenceCarbon Management Technology Conference 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


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