In 2015, the CO2 Technology Center Mongstad (TCM DA), operated a test campaign using aqueous monoethanolamine (MEA) solvent at 30 wt%. The main objective was to demonstrate and document the performance of the TCM DA Amine Plant located in Mongstad, Norway. As part of the test campaign, thermal reclaiming was performed in order to eliminate accumulated degradation products and improve the solvent performance. This paper presents results and discussions concerning formation and monitoring of amine degradation products along with experiences related to the thermal reclaiming process and its operational procedure. Evaluations of the efficiency of thermal reclaiming and the solvent improvement after reclaiming are also presented. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Flø, N. E., Faramarzi, L., De Cazenove, T., Hvidsten, O. A., Morken, A. K., Hamborg, E. S., … Gjernes, E. (2017). Results from MEA Degradation and Reclaiming Processes at the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 114, pp. 1307–1324). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1899