Development and Evaluation of a Novel Integrated Vacuum Carbonate Absorption Process
Project No.: DE-NT0005498

ISGS solvent cartoon.
ISGS solvent cartoon.

The Illinois State Geological Survey is developing an integrated vacuum carbonate absorption process (IVCAP) for post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture.  This process employs potassium carbonate solution as a solvent that can be integrated with the power plant steam cycle by using low-quality steam.  Researchers will confirm IVCAP process parameters through laboratory testing, identify an effective catalyst for accelerating CO2 absorption rates, and develop an additive for reducing regeneration energy.

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  • For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, Andrew Jones.