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Is Carbon Sequestration "Good" for the Environment? An Evaluation Based on Current Technology and Methods

Abstract Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is one of the important mitigation options for climate change. Numerous technologies to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) are in development but currently, capture using amines is the predominant technology. When the flue gas reacts with amines (Monoethanaloamine) the CO2 is absorbed into the solution and forms an intermediate product which then releases CO2 at higher temperature. The high temperature necessary to strip CO2 is provided by steam extracted from the powerplant thus reducing the net output of the powerplant by 25% to 35%. The reduction in electricity output for the same input of coal increases the emissions factor of Nitrogen Oxides, Mercury, Particulate matter, Ammonia, Volatile organic compou... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Sekar, Ashok (Author) / Williams, Eric (Advisor) / Chester, Mikhail (Advisor) / Allenby, Braden (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Sustainability / Environmental economics / APEEP / Carbon capture and sequestration / Life cycle assessment / Mono ethanalo amine [MEA] / Pulverized coal / Simapro
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 83 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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