Sharing our findings
Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) has published almost 50 scientific papers, with many more on the way in the near future. Having built up unique expertise on how to run carbon capture facilities, we are now sharing this knowledge with the world.
Papers on amine, ammonia and upcoming technologies
Since 2012, commercial operators from all over the world have tested their technology at TCM in order to test and develop safe and cost-effective technologies that can be used for carbon capture at industrial facilities. Additionally, the TCM owners themselves have carried out scientific campaigns with non-proprietary technologies such as the MEA & CESAR1 solvents, which have functioned as a basis for comparison for technology suppliers.
The combination of commercial and scientific technologies means we are one of the leading centres of expertise on carbon capture. We have achieved fantastic test results for our partners built on a foundation of trust and confidentiality for the individual customer.
Flue Gas Preparation
- Industrial flue gas need to be prepared for the CO2 capture process
- This section cools and removes some pollutants from the flue gas entering the CO2 capture process by circulating water.
- The CO2 in the flue gas is absorbed by the solvent as it travels upwards through the absorber.
- This absorption reaction releases heat causing a profile of temperature and concentration over the height of the absorber.
Energy is a valuable resource, and heating and cooling require energy. The hot CO2 lean solvent from the stripper is used to heat up the rich CO2 rich solvent from the absorber, reducing the overall energy required for CO2 capture.
Stripping & regeneration
- The CO2 is released from the solvent by adding energy in the form of heat.
- High purity CO2 is collected at the top of the stripper and will be sent for transport, storage or utilisation. The regenerated solvent is routed back to the absorber to continue capturing CO2.
TCM’s main focus is to contribute to technology development that reduces the costs, as well as environmental and technical risks associated with carbon capture in a way that will accelerate the adoption of full-scale industrial carbon capture technology.
On our website, you can now find an overview of all published articles covering a wide range of topics. We hope you find the information you are looking for and use the functionality now available, including the search function.
We have divided the articles into the following topic areas
- TCM Design & Construction
- Operational Experience & Results
- TCM Verified Baseline Results
- Emissions – Limits, Measurements and Mitigation
- Aerosols & Mist
- Solvent Degradation, Management and Reclaiming
- Process modelling, Scale-up and Cost reduction
- Transient / Dispatchable operation & Process control
- Corrosion & Materials
- CESAR 1 Solvent
- MEA Solvent