Reaction network for power generation with zero carbon dioxide emissions
Current environmental scenarios demand an optimum balance between the amount of energy usage and associated CO2 emissions. CO2 can serve as a carbon source and can be utilized for producing a variety of value added chemicals. A novel concept of zero CO2 emission power generation is investigated. Possible options range from adopting alternative methane-based reactions that produce energy and chemicals without producing CO2 to further utilizing CO2 produced from the common methane-combustion reaction to form useful chemicals. An optimization problem is formulated to derive the reaction network that remove CO2 from the electricity generation process while meeting a given electricity demand. Global demand for each of these chemicals is taken into consideration to ensure that they are not produced in excess of their current demands. The objective of CO2 neutrality is also subjected to availability of hydrogen as a reactant. The proposed concept will aid future planning on CO2 mitigation.
Reaction network for integrated electricity and chemical production with zero CO2 emissions.
This work has been published in International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU) on July 6, 2015, Singapore
Corresponding author(s): Iftekhar Abubakar Karimi (
Corresponding author(s) webpage: http://www.chbe.nus.edu.sg/faculty/cheiak