Planning of carbon capture and storage with pinch analysis techniques

Raymond E. H. Ooi, Dominic C. Y. Foo, Denny K. S. Ng, Raymond R. Tan

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a means for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion in power generation and industrial processes. It involves the capture of CO2 for subsequent storage in various geological formations. The selection and matching of the power plants and storage sites are often an issue of optimisation due to various constraints, i.e., time of availability, injection rate, and storage capacity limits. In this work, a novel graphical targeting tool based on pinch analysis is proposed to address the planning problem of the storage of captured CO2 from power generating plants into corresponding reservoirs. The main consideration for the problem is the time of availability of the latter, since reservoirs need to be developed prior to CO2 storage. The time limitation is addressed by the graphical technique where time is taken as the governing element in solving the problem. Hypothetical examples are used to elucidate the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2721-2731
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • Carbon capture and storage
  • CO2 emission reduction
  • Pinch analysis
  • Process integration
  • Source-sink matching
  • Targeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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