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Cryogenic Carbon Capture

When Nov 15, 2012
from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Where Kemper Hall, Room 1003
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Dr. Larry Baxter
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Brigham Young University

This presentation outlines a disruptive carbon capture technology proven at laboratory and bench scales and
independently evaluated in detail by academic and industrial institutions with expertise in this area – Cryogenic Carbon
CaptureTM (CCCTM). This technology, under commercialization by Sustainable Energy Solutions
(, consumes about half of the energy and is about half as costly as the US DOE estimates for the
leading alternatives. CCCTM is a bolt-on technology with modest footprint and using most equipment common to power
plants and other major CO2 emitters. It is suitable to any stationary CO2 point source. In addition to capturing CO2, this
process captures SOx, NO2, Hg, hydrocarbons, HCl, Hf, H2O, and essentially all heavy metals from the flue gas with
effectiveness that meets or greatly exceeds that of current technologies. Indeed, the only two major current and nearfuture
pollutants it does not capture are CO and NO, both of which can be further oxidized to form compounds that it does
capture. In addition, this presentation provides a brief outline of the CCCTM process steps, empirical results from
laboratory and bench-scale process implementations, theoretical results from process simulation, and the status quo and
current further experimental plans.

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