Physical Absorption - Definition, glossary, details

In physical absorption process, a physical solvent selectively absorbs CO2 without a chemical solvent. It is a process in which a solid absorbent is passed through the gas stream, and the carbon dioxide gets struck to the surface of the solid absorbent particles. On collecting it, the particles are heated to separate CO2. A main advantage of physical solvent is that less energy is required for regeneration.

Other Terms

Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Post combustion carbon capture Pyrolysis
Pelletizing Physical Adsorption Pulverized Coal Combustion
Polar amplification Point Source Physical trapping
Particulate matter Permit

Power Plant CCS - Glossary

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