Fundamental process models are important for the development of the absorption-desorption process used to capture CO2. Such a model has been developed for the absorption column, based on first principles, taking the mass transfer kinetics approach rather than equilibrium stages. It provides a good theoretical platform even if empirical correlations must be resorted to for estimation of some data. The programmed model is primarily a research tool that allows testing of new ideas. The ability to study any process trait at will is an advantage over the usual commercial tools available. It is demonstrated how the program may be used to carry out sensitivity analysis with respect to selected parameters where CO2 recovery is targeted. Some parameters are shown to be important and others to have little impact. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Svendsen, J. A., & Eimer, D. (2011). Case studies of CO2 capture columns based on fundamental modeling. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 4, pp. 1419–1426). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.007