Removal of CO2 greenhouse gas by ammonia scrubbing

Hsun-Ling Bai*, An Chin Yeh

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This paper provides preliminary results on the novel study of ammonia scrubbing for the removal of carbon dioxide from flue gas. Experimental results indicated the potential of CO2 reduction by NH3 scrubbing is very promising. The overall CO2 removal efficiencies could be above 95% under proper operation conditions. The absorption capacity of NH3 was around 0.9 kg of CO2/ kg of NH3 reagent being used. This should be higher than that by a MEA solution. The reaction products were analyzed and determined by X-ray diffraction analysis, SEM picture, and pH measurements. All the measurements indicated that an ammonium bicarbonate solution and its crystalline solids are the major products of reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2490-2493
Number of pages4
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997

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