TNO has selected three solvent management strategies for investigation to be tested in combination with the HS-3 solvent demonstration campaign within WP2 at Irving Refinery in Ireland. These are adsorption of impurities with activated carbon, dissolved oxygen removal using membranes and thermal reclaiming. The first two will be integrated in the mobile CO2 capture plant used in the campaign, while the last one will be tested in the laboratories at TNO.
WP1 - Optimisation
Optimising and validating technologies for refineries
- Solvent optimisation
- Solvent and emission management
- Dynamics and control
- Evaluation of plastic materials
The primary objective is to optimise the solvent performance in terms of energy usage and solvent stability, including devising a solvent management strategy for the pilot demonstration in WP2. The solvent will be optimised for the selected refinery stacks and the control models tested and validated. Plastic construction materials will be evaluated as a means of lowering costs and controlling solvent degradation rates.