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Process modelling of biomass gasification systems integrated with CO2 capture

   Department of Mechanical Engineering

About the Project

Combination of energy generation from biomass sources and CO2 capture technologies (Bio-CCS or BECCS) is already recognized as a potential option to tackle climate change in most scenarios, as it is linked to the concept of negative CO2 emissions. This project will use process simulation tools such as Aspen Hysys or gCCS (gPROMS) to investigate these systems. A complete and rigorous model will be created and run for the gasification system, considering a range of biomass sources (including wastes) with different composition as raw materials. Several CO2 capture technologies will be then simulated and coupled to the gasification system (e.g., amines, Rectisol process, VSA, etc.) incorporating the latest advancements. A techno-economic analysis will be conducted and these options will be compared in terms of capture performance, energy consumption and cost.

Funding Notes

1st or 2:1 degree in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, or other Relevant Discipline.

This project is available only for Self funded students.

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