Title: Optimizing the start-up process of post-combustion capture plants by varying the solvent flow rate
Authors: Thomas Marx-Schubach and Gerhard Schmitz
Abstract:This paper presents an optimization of the start-up process of a post-combustion carbon capture plant (PCC-plant) by varying the solvent flow rate. In a first optimization run the start-up time is minimized. In a second optimization run the overall carbon capture rate during the start-up process is maximized. The results show the great potential of the optimization, as the start-up time can be reduced from t=4650 seconds in the reference case to t=2840 seconds in the optimized scenario.
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