NANOCAP Approach

Project goals

The objectives of the proposed project include:

The development and experimental validation of a Rotating Pack Bed pilot plant.

Experimental evaluation of CaO and MgO waste gases in a chemical absorption CO2 unit employing innovative low temperature amines solvents that reduce the energy requirements of the regeneration process.

Optimization and evaluation of the process operation in order to examine the optimal performance of the corresponding configuration.

The experimental and model-based implementation in order to identify the impact of several parameters, such as flow rates, concentrations of reactants and centrifugal velocity of RPB, on the size and morphology for the nanoparticle production.

Techno-economic analysis of scale-up process and installation procedure.

Work Packages

WP1. Current status, modeling and process design

WP1 emphasizes on the study of existing literature in relation with the investigated processes and the industrial production of the high commercial value products.

WP3. Implementation of pilot RPB unit and industrial production of nanoparticles

WP3 will focus on the implementation and experimental evaluation of a pilot RPB unit using data and optimal operating scenarios. The execution of the experiments using the RPB unit will be accomplished for the production of nanoparticles and the results will be examined in order to characterize the size and the morphology of the products.

WP2. Evaluation of CO2 capture process in a pilot unit.

WP2 aims at the experimental evaluation of advanced CO2 capture solvents and investigation of key indicators pertaining to operating performance including CO2 conversion, CO2 capture, energy requirements, and so forth.

WP4. Techno-economic analysis of installation and commercial use of products

EE4 provides the study of techno-economic analysis of the scaled-up process, the installation procedure and the commercial use of products.