Postgraduate Course: Separation Processes For Carbon Capture (PGEE11045)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course covers the main separation processes required for carbon capture applications. These include chemical absorption using amine for post-combustion capture, physical absorption for pre-combustion capture, Solid-looping process for post-combustion capture and other advanced separation processes relating to carbon capture.
The students will be given formal lectures to introduce them to the overview of various separation processes for carbon capture. The students will then be asked to develop process flowsheets for a carbon capture option and analyse this in detail as part of group project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written report (80%) and oral presentation (20%) at the end of the semester.
|No Exam Information
| Students should be able to understand the fundamentals of separation processes for carbon capture and their integration into a power plant.
Through the group project they should learn how to use a process simulator and be able to estimate overall efficiencies with and without carbon capture.
UniSim manuals/tutorials can be found in the computers where UniSim design suites are installed. Alternatively search for HYSYS manual/tutorials.
Understanding amine and Selexol processes
- Gas Purification, A.L. Kohl and F.C. Riesenfeld, Gulf Publishing Company
Understanding process integration of amine capture process with power plants
- Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, http://www.netl.doe.gov/File%20Library/Research/Energy%20Analysis/OE/BitBase_FinRep_Rev2a-3_20130919_1.pdf
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Separation process,Amine process,Chemical absorption
|Course organiser||Dr Hyungwoong Ahn
Tel: (0131 6)50 5891
|Course secretary||Mrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715