Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2011

Keywords

mineral carbonation, process intensification, process integration, sustainability, ultrasound, waste valorisation

Abstract

Mineral carbonation is a realistic route for capture and storage of carbon dioxide. The principal advantages of this approach are the chemical stability and storage safety of mineral carbonates, the opportunities for process integration available, and the potential for conversion of low-value materials into useful products. In this work the valorisation of alkaline waste materials from thermal processes by mineral carbonation utilizing intensified and integrated mineral carbonation routes is explored. Process intensification is the chemical engineering of the 21st century, and aims at providing the paradigm-shifting techniques that will revolutionize the industry. The combination of process intensification and process integration strategies has the potential to produce economically feasible and industrially acceptable carbonation technologies that can soon be implemented at large-scale, several examples of which are already proven at the laboratory scale and are herein discussed.

Comments

5 August 2016: At the time of publication, Sheridan College author Rafael M. Santos was associated with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

School

School of Chemical and Environmental Sciences

Journal

Science and Technology

Version

Pre-print

Peer Reviewed/Refereed Publication

yes

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Creative Commons License

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Original Publication Citation

Santos, R.M., Van Gerven, T. (2011). Process Intensification Routes for Mineral Carbonation. Greenhouse Gases. Science and Technology, 1(4), 287-293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ghg.36

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