Carbon Capture and Storage

Authored by: Underschultz Jim , Dodds Kevin , Michael Karsten , Sharma Sandeep , Wall Terry , Whittaker Steve

Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498733021
eBook ISBN: 9781315369853
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Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) involves separating CO2 from an emission source gas, transporting it to a storage location, and securing it in long-term isolation from the atmosphere. The three main capture technologies are (1) postcombustion capture, (2) integrated gasification combined cycle, and (3) oxyfuel. All three (first-generation) technologies are associated with higher generation costs with energy penalties of approximately 25%. Current research is focused on cost reduction across the full range of technology.

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