Thermal integration and modelling of the chilled ammonia process
Paper i proceeding, 2011
This work evaluates the performance of the chilled ammonia process (CAP) for CO2 capture. An equilibrium based thermodynamic model of the NH3-CO2-H2O system is combined with a reactor system description of the CAP to estimate the electric efficiency of a state-of-the-art coal-fired power plant equipped with the CAP. The ammonia concentration is a critical design parameter; for the modelled concentrations the specific energy requirement in the reboiler varies between 2200-2800 kJ/kg CO2 captured. When equipped with the CAP for CO2 capture, the electric efficiency of the reference plant decreases with 8 to 10%, depending on cooling water temperature and ammonia concentration.
Chilled ammonia process