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Modeling and Simulation of the Simultaneous Absorption/Stripping of CO2 with Potassium Glycinate Solution in Membrane Contactor

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Eng., UAE University, Al-Ain PO Box 15551, UAE
Membranes 2020, 10(4), 72; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes10040072
Received: 26 February 2020 / Revised: 11 April 2020 / Accepted: 14 April 2020 / Published: 16 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Membranes: 10th Anniversary)
Global warming is an environmental problem caused mainly by one of the most serious greenhouse gas, CO2 emissions. Subsequently, the capture of CO2 from flue gas and natural gas is essential. Aqueous potassium glycinate (PG) is a promising novelty solvent used in the CO2 capture compared to traditional solvents; simultaneous solvent regeneration is associated with the absorption step. In present work, a 2D mathematical model where radial and axial diffusion are considered is developed for the simultaneous absorption/stripping process. The model describes the CO2/PG absorption/stripping process in a solvent–gas membrane absorption process. Regeneration data of rich potassium glycinate solvent using a varied range of acid gas loading (mol CO2 per mol PG) were used to predict the reversible reaction rate constant. A comparison of simulation results and experimental data validated the accuracy of the model predictions. The stripping reaction rate constant of rich potassium glycinate was determined experimentally and found to be a function of temperature and PG concentration. Model predictions were in good agreement with the experimental data. The results reveal that the percent removal of CO2 is directly proportional to CO2 loading and solvent stripping temperature. View Full-Text
Keywords: membrane contactor; CO2 absorption/stripping; potassium glycinate; numerical simulation membrane contactor; CO2 absorption/stripping; potassium glycinate; numerical simulation
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Ghasem, N. Modeling and Simulation of the Simultaneous Absorption/Stripping of CO2 with Potassium Glycinate Solution in Membrane Contactor. Membranes 2020, 10, 72.

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