Research - CO2 Impact Gemini Centre
Ongoing research activities
Development of economically and environmentally favorable absorbent systems
- Screening apparatus – experimental testing of a large number of chemicals
- Molecular simulation
- Combined H2S and dehydration
Establishing basic models
- Thermodynamic models
- Kinetic models
- Effective gas/liquid contact area
- Degradation model
Studies of environmental impacts of the technology
- Degradation chemistry
- General ecotoxicology and biodegradation
- QSPR/QSAR methodology
- Emission measurements from the gas phase (both offline and online)
- Online monitoring of process (liquid and gas phase)
- Measurement of mist
Experimental characterization of absorbents and packing materials
- LP and HP vapour-liquid equilibrium
- Thermal properties
- Transport properties
- Solvent degradation and corrosion
Validation of models for absorption and desorption
- Pilot rigs (flexible flue gas based on propane gas, biomass, and coal)
- Testing rig for packing materials, liquid distribution, effective contact area etc.
Modeling and optimization of full scale plants
- Using both commercial tools like Aspen Plus, Hysys, ProTreat and in-house process simulator, CO2SIM, rate based rigorous models of absorber, desorber, membrane-contactor and whole plants
- Dynamic modeling and advanced process control
- Modelling of mist particles
Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) of industrial plants
- Benchmarking of solvent systems and absorption based processes
- In-house tool for CAPEX and OPEX calculations
Gemini members are part of several research projects. Some examples are given below:
- REALISE demonstrates a refinery-adapted cluster-integrated strategy to enable full-chain CCUS implementation.
- LAUNCH focuses on understanding and controlling degradation.
- ALIGN-CCUS interlinked carbon capture, utilisation and storage research with the goal of transforming industrial regions into economically robust, low-carbon centres.
- NCCS is large Norwegian CCS research center.