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Low-pressure absorption of CO2 from flue gas: Plant economics with incentives

11.01.2012  |  Tellini, M. ,  Politecnico di Milano, Milan, ItalyManenti, F.,  Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Keywords: [process engineering] [refining] [flue gas] [emissions] [economics] [CO2 capture]

The precedent to this article, published in the April 2011 issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, discussed the chemical feasibility and process engineering design to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas emissions at near-atmospheric pressure.1 The process investment and operating costs cannot be offset by the sole use or sale of the reclaimed CO2, and the regenerative absorption plant would only be sustained by ecology-oriented legislation or similar incentives.

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