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Feasibility study of air carbon capture and sequestration system

  • Author / Creator
    Ismail, Mohamed Ashraf
  • The atmospheric capture of CO2 was proposed to offset past and future emissions from small distributed sources or past emissions from all sources. The objective of this study is to develop a feasible process to capture 300 Mton of CO2 from the atmosphere, annually, and to integrate the proposed process into an integrated Carbon Capture and Storage system (CCS). Thermal Swing Adsorption (TSA) was proposed as a separation technology to strip CO2 from the atmosphere by using Zeolite 13X as an adsorbent. A technically feasible design of the overall plant was presented for two locations, Vostok and Atacama, with an estimate of the capital and operating costs for each location. The total cost of the proposed system in 2010 US dollars was 50 $/tonCO2 for Vostok and 200 $/tonCO2 for Atacama. The proposed atmospheric CCS is considered technically and economically feasible if certain conditions are met.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3SK64
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Lipsett, Michael (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Flynn, Peter (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Kumar, Amit (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Flynn, Peter (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Lipsett, Michael (Mechanical Engineering)