- January 20, 2023
- White Paper
Carbon Capture Study Introducing Three Different Amine-Based Solvents
a White Paper by KBC Yokogawa
According to US EPA (2022), carbon dioxide (CO2) accounts for around 80% of atmospheric greenhouse gases. It is the most significant of all greenhouse gases emitted because it traps heat in the atmosphere that can negatively affect air quality and human health. For efficient climate control, CO₂ emissions should be managed for sustainable development including environmental, social, and financial impact. Amine solvents are one of the most accepted technologies used worldwide for capturing CO2. Selecting the appropriate solvent depends on many factors including the chemical composition of the gases containing CO2, the availability of the amines in a specific region and always, cost.
Digital twins have proven to be the ideal tool to solve problems facing the oil and gas industry. One key operational and business objective achieved through successful deployment of a digital twin involves continuous process monitoring to meet and enhance unit production targets. Digital twins can also be applied to carbon capturing systems. This paper discusses the analysis of carbon capturing technologies, specifically CO2 capturing from flue gases using different amine solvent formulations (IECM 2019). Selecting the right and optimum solvent will benefit the final set up of a digital twin.