Gas separation by intensive contacting with ionic liquids in microchannels

Maddalena Fanelli, Christy Burton, Mike Lamont, Jan Lerou, Robert Litt, Michael Marchiando, Steve Perry, Dongming Qiu, Lee Tonkovich

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Abstract

A new approach to reduce the impact of the most costly step in the conventional technology, i.e., nitrogen rejection, for upgrading coal mine methane to pipeline quality natural gas is proposed. The proposed methodology is based on the Velocys microchannel platform being developed to commercialize compact and cost-effective chemical processing technology. For this separation, ultra fast absorption and desorption cycles are enabled by the very high rates of heat and mass transfer inherent in microchannel processing. Ionic liquids are adopted as absorbents of choice and their performance is verified through batch and flow-through experiments that promote the intensive gas-liquid contacting and interaction required to render this approach feasible. Economic analyses, performed to gauge the potential of these materials, show promise for commercial implementation of this novel process alternative and guide the search for the most appropriate ionic liquid. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Spring National Meeting and 5th Global Congress on Process Safety (Tampa, FL 4/26-30/2009).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 2009 AIChE Spring National Meeting and 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2009 AIChE Spring National Meeting and 5th Global Congress on Process Safety - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 26 2009Apr 30 2009

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - 2009 AIChE Spring National Meeting and 5th Global Congress on Process Safety

Other

Other2009 AIChE Spring National Meeting and 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period4/26/094/30/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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