The project is based on the need to define the SO2 capture technology as an input into the FEED for the CTSCo 60 ktpa unit in 2017, and must evaluate deSOx technologies other than the typical calcium-based systems that are high CAPEX / low OPEX.
The proposed research will conduct a comprehensive literature/technology review prior to technology screening, and will include a technical and economic analysis of best-suited FGD technologies for CCS integration. In particular, the evaluation will be specific to Australian power systems and include the waste disposal and co-removal of other contaminants. The research team has access to the new activated-carbon impregnated deSOx process developed at UoN and the access to the pilot scale integrated deSOx/deNOx facility at the University of Science and Technology Liaoning (China) is also resourced. The project will engage Huaneng CERI and CSIRO Energy Technology Australia to ensure that the milestones are achieved.