CO2 Capture

ISBN9782710809487 EditorÉditions Technip pages208 Published2010-08-31
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CO2 capture and geological storage (CCS) is now recognised as being one of the pathways that can be implemented to reduce CO2 emissions and fight against global warming. But where, how and at what price can CO2 be captured? This book attempts to provide the answers to these questions, reviewing the state of the art of the technologies required. It presents the three main pathways considered in which the CO2 capture technologies are expected to be implemented, respectively: the post-combustion pathway, in which the CO2 contained in industrial flue gases is extracted; the oxy-combustion pathway, in which combustion is performed in oxygen to obtain flue gases with high CO2 concentration; and lastly the pre-combustion pathway, in which carbon is extracted from the initial fuel to generate hydrogen, whose combustion will produce only water vapour. The book introduces, for each pathway, the technologies currently available and those under development. It is intended for everyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms implemented in CO2 capture operations, as well as the technological and economic challenges to be met to ensure that the costs generated by these operations are no longer an obstacle to their worldwide generalisation.
Fabrice Lecomte est diplômé de l'Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM), d'IFP School, et titulaire d'un DEA en Génie des procédés de l'Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC). Il a été chef de projet à l'IFP dans le domaine du traitement de gaz et a participé à plusieurs projets gaziers en tant qu'ingénieur de procédés chez Total. Il est actuellement chargé de mission auprès de la direction générale de l'IFP.

Paul Broutin est diplômé de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC-Nancy), ingénieur de recherche à l'IFP et chef du projet "Captage du CO2". Il est par ailleurs coordinateur des projets de recherche ANR CapCO2, Gascogne et ACACIA 31 (captage du CO2 en postcombustion).

Etienne Lebas est diplômé de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC-Nancy) et titulaire d'un doctorat en Génie des procédés de l'Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL). Il a été chef de projet à l'IFP, où il a notamment coordonné plusieurs projets de recherche collaboratifs dans le domaine du captage du CO2 en oxycombustion. Il est actuellement président de la société Ecoren, spécialisée dans la combustion de la biomasse.
1. Why capture and store CO2? Global warming. How to reduce CO2 emissions. Main links of the CCS chain. 2. Where capture CO2? CO2 fixed emission sources worldwide. Fixed sources in France. CO2 capture potential in France. 3. Post-Combustion CO2 capture. Principles and stakes. Characteristics of post-combustion flue gases. Separation techniques potentially suitable for post-combustion CO2 capture. Technologies under development for post-combustion CO2 Capture. CO2 conditioning. Conclusion. 4. Oxy-combustion CO2 capture. Principles and stakes. Oxy-combustion. Chemical looping combustion. CO2 conditioning. Demonstrations. 5. Pre-combustion CO2 capture. Principles and stakes. Syngas production. Water-gas shift reaction. CO2 extraction. CO2 conditioning. Hydrogen combustion. Integrated power production processes with pre-combustion CO2 capture. 6. Capture and store CO2: at what cost? Calculation bases. CO2 capture costs. CO2 transport costs. CO2 storage costs. Trend in the cost of the CCS chain - Power production. Variability of CCS chain costs. Application to existing installations. Conclusion. Appendix.