IES Seminar: Dan Su - Negative CO2 emission of Waste-to-Energy plants with Carbon capture technology


Classroom 3, Sanderson Building (and via Teams:


Friday, October 21, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00


Waste-to-Energy (WtE) is becoming an important application sector for carbon capture utilization and storage (CCS) due to its role in urban waste management and its inherent potential of achieving negative emissions. In this talk, I will introduce a series of modelling activities in gProcess and Aspen for the thermal integration of WtE plants with amine-based Post-combustion CO2 capture (PCC). I will present the heat recovery potential from the PCC process to provide heat for WtE that connected to the District Heating network. I will also highlight the importance of assessment metrics in terms of differentiating carbon intensities for different product bases, especially in the application of WtE and industrial sectors. This research is partly funded by the NESEST-CCUS programme.


Dan Su has educational background relating to Building environment and equipment engineering. Dan Su completed her MSc course at the University of Edinburgh in Sustainable Energy Systems in 2013. Dan Su has 5 years of working experience in Johnson Controls as a System application engineer providing industrial heat pump solutions for CHP plants in China. Dan Su is currently in the last year of her PhD in Energy Systems at IES. Her research topic is focused on Negative emissions through thermal integration of Waste to energy plants with Post-combustion CO2 capture technologies.


Pizza will be served in the small room next door from 12:30pm - arrive early to get a slice!

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