A Graphical Approach to Optimal Source-Sink Matching in Carbon Capture and Storage Systems with Reservoir Capacity and Injection Rate Constraints

Raymond R. Tan, Raymond Ooi, Dominic Chwan Yee Foo, Denny K. S. Ng, Kathleen B. Aviso, Santanu Bandyopadhyay

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Abstract

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is regarded as an important interim technology for the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions from large industrial facilities such as power plants and refineries. CCS involves capture of concentrated CO 2 streams from industrial flue gases, followed by subsequent secure storage in an appropriate natural reservoir. Such reservoirs include various geological formations such as depleted oil or gas wells, inaccessible coal seams and saline aquifers. In practice, such storage sites will have limitations on both CO 2 storage capacity and injection rate, subject to geological characteristics. In this work, a graphical methodology is proposed for optimally matching multiple CO 2 sources and storage sites or sinks within a predefined geographical region. The technique is developed based on analogies with existing graphical pinch analysis approaches for the synthesis of industrial resource conservation networks. A hypothetical case study is shown to illustrate the methodology. In addition, generalized principles for optimal CO 2 source-sink matching based on pinch analysis insights are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering
PublisherElsevier
Pages480-484
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780444595058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier
Volume31
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

Keywords

  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Pinch analysis
  • Source-sink matching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Tan, R. R., Ooi, R., Foo, D. C. Y., Ng, D. K. S., Aviso, K. B., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2012). A Graphical Approach to Optimal Source-Sink Matching in Carbon Capture and Storage Systems with Reservoir Capacity and Injection Rate Constraints. In 11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (pp. 480-484). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 31). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-59507-2.50088-3