Energy efficient solvent regeneration process for carbon dioxide capture
Zhou, S., Meyer, H., & Li, S. (2018). Energy efficient solvent regeneration process for carbon dioxide capture (Patent No. 9,901,846.)
A process for removing carbon dioxide from a carbon dioxide-loaded solvent uses two stages of flash apparatus. Carbon dioxide is flashed from the solvent at a higher temperature and pressure in the first stage, and a lower temperature and pressure in the second stage, and is fed to a multi-stage compression train for high pressure liquefaction. Because some of the carbon dioxide fed to the compression train is already under pressure, less energy is required to further compress the carbon dioxide to a liquid state, compared to conventional processes.