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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3697
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJMO
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Adrian Olaru
    • Executive Editor: Ms.Yoyo Y. Zhou
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2013 Vol.3(6): 535-540 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2013.V3.336

Model Development for CO2 Capture in the Cement Industry

Udara S.P.R. Arachchige, Dinesh Kawan, Lars-André Tokheim, and Morten C. Melaaen
Abstract—Climate change has become a prominent global issue due to human activities. One of the major green house gas emitting sources (CO2) to the environment are considered as flue gases, which generated from process industries (coal and gas fired power plants, cement industry, etc.). In this study, a flue gas emission from a cement manufacturing process is considered for development of CO2 capture plant. The cement industry emits approximately 5% of global man-made CO2 emissions. Aspen Plus simulation tool is used for the development of the carbon capture model for three different removal efficiencies, 85%, 90% and 95%. Flue gas data related to the cement industry as well as process development parameters are taken from the literatures. Solvent concentration is varied from 25 to 40 (w/w %) and lean loading is varied from 0.15 to 0.35 (mole CO2/mole MEA) for 85- 95 (mol %) CO2 removal efficiency. Required re-boiler duties are calculated as 3229, 3306, and 3365 kJ/kg CO2 (74, 80 and 86 MW) for 85%, 90% and 95% removal efficiencies, respectively.

Index Terms—Cement industry, carbon capture, Aspen Plus, post combustion, re-boiler duty

The authors are with the Telemark University College, Porsgrunn, Norway (e-mail: udara.s.p.arachchige@hit.no, kawandinesh@gmail.com).
Lars-André Tokheim is with the Telemark University College, Porsgrunn, Norway (e-mail: Lars.A.Tokheim@hit.no, Morten.C.Melaaen@hit.no).

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Cite:Udara S.P.R. Arachchige, Dinesh Kawan, Lars-André Tokheim, and Morten C. Melaaen, "Model Development for CO2 Capture in the Cement Industry," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 535-540, 2013.

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