A structured approach for selecting carbon capture process models. A case study on monoethanolamine

Mijndert Van der Spek*, Andrea Ramírez

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Carbon capture and storage is considered a promising option to mitigate CO2 emissions. This has resulted in many R&D efforts focusing at developing viable carbon capture technologies. During carbon capture technology development, process modeling plays an important role. Selecting an appropriate process model for carbon capture technologies is not trivial, because of the large range of technology options, the difference in technology development stage, and the different purposes for which a process model can be used. This paper proposes a five-step, structured approach, designed to support the selection of carbon capture process models. The approach is illustrated with a post-combustion (monoethanolamine) case study. The paper shows intermediate and output results of the structured approach, and of the MEA case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1287-1295
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 20149 Oct 2014


  • Attribute complexity matrix
  • Carbon capture
  • MEA
  • Model selection
  • Process modeling
  • Structured approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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