Work Package AC3: Detailed Models

Summary

This project will construct detailed models of the applications of the new capture materials being developed in work packages A1 and A2. The models produced will be validated and used to feed back to the experimental work at Imperial College London, Cranfield University and the University of Nottingham, but will be too complex for direct use in system level models. The process models will therefore feed into the development of the reduced order models in AC5.

Description

University of Cambridge will utilise advanced modelling environments (e.g. gPROMS, Simulink) to develop detailed steady state (and potentially dynamic) models of the advanced technologies investigated at in WPs A1, A2 and AC1 and AC2. The models will use experimental data from University of Nottigham and Imperial College (e.g. heats of absorption/ reaction, adsorption isotherms, equilibrium constants for oxygen release, rate parameters and rates of degradation). Continuous and semicontinuous batch processes (i.e. packed beds vs fluidised beds) will be modelled. The ultimate performance depends on the degree of heat integration at the power plant level; care will be taken to ensure that common baseline assumptions allow fair comparisons between the different capture techniques. The models produced will be validated and used to feed back to the experimental work at Imperial College, Cranfield University and the University of Nottingham, but will be too complex for direct use in system level models. The process models will therefore feed into the development of the reduced order models (ROMs) at the University of Sheffield in WP AC5.

Researcher

Stuart Scott