Research areas

Research areas

Ongoing activities

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

Process monitoring

  • 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
  • Kinetics
  • Thermal properties
  • Transport properties
  • Solvent degradation and corrosion

Validation of models for absorption and desorption

  • Pilot rigs
  • Testing rig for packing materials, liquid distribution, effective contact area etc.

Modeling and optimization of full scale plants

  • CO2SIM – in-house process simulator, rate based rigorous models of absorber, desorber, membrane-contactor and whole plants
  • Dynamic modeling
  • Modelling of mist particles

Technical and economical calculation of industrial plants

  • ECON2 – dimensioning, CAPEX and OPEX calculations
  • Related to simulations in ProTreat, Aspen Plus/Hysys and CO2SIM

Ongoing research activities

  • Screening apparatus – experimental testing of a large number of chemicals
  • Molecular simulation
  • Combined H2S and dehydration
  • Thermodynamic models
  • Kinetic models
  • Effective gas/liquid contact area
  • Degradation model
  • 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
  • LP and HP vapour-liquid equilibrium
  • Kinetics
  • Thermal properties
  • Transport properties
  • Solvent degradation and corrosion
  • Pilot rigs
  • Testing rig for packing materials, liquid distribution, effective contact area etc.
  • CO2SIM – in-house process simulator, rate based rigorous models of absorber, desorber, membrane-contactor and whole plants
  • Dynamic modeling
  • Modelling of mist particles
  • ECON2 – dimensioning, CAPEX and OPEX calculations
  • Related to simulations in ProTreat, Aspen Plus / Hysys and CO2SIM

Contact

Contact

Hanne Marie Kvamsdal
Senior Research Scientist,
SINTEF Industry
E-mail: Hanne.Kvamsdal@sintef.no

 

Hanna Knuutila
Professor, NTNU
E-mail: hanna.knuutila@ntnu.no

 

 

Lars Erik Øi
Professor, USN 
E-mail: Lars.Oi@usn.no

 

Lab and pilot

Publications

Publications