This paper presents the simultaneous design and control of the MEA absorption section of a post-combustion CO2capture plant. An optimization framework is proposed to minimize the process economics while complying with the process constraints in the transient domain using a decentralized control scheme. The optimal design obtained by the proposed methodology has been validated and compared against the traditional optimal steady-state design approach. The results indicate that the proposed design is dynamically feasible in the presence of oscillatory disturbances in the flue gas flowrate.
Sahraei, M. H., & Ricardez-Sandoval, L. A. (2014). Simultaneous design and control of the MEA absorption process of a CO2capture plant. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 63, pp. 1601–1607). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.170