Development of H2 PSA (99.9% purity and 85+% recovery) Integrated with a Pre-Combustion IGCC and its Integrated Efficiency evaluation

This project is aimed to develop a novel process for producing ultrapure hydrogen from synthesis gas originating from coal gasification. The coal-to-H2 process is integrated with a pre-combustion carbon capture process for de-carbonising the syngas and the integration results in improving H2 yield at the H2 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA).

  • Optimising a 12-column H2 PSA process for achieving 93+% H2 recovery at 99.99+ % H2 purity when integrated with a carbon capture unit
  • Developing a patented process technology of linking a carbon capture unit with the H2 PSA unit to improve the overall process economics by reducing the energy consumption for carbon capture
  • Constructing a lab-scale 6-column Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) for demonstrating the prediction by process simulators

Further Information: 

M. Luberti, D. Friedrich, S. Brandani, H. Ahn*, Design of a H2 PSA for cogeneration of ultrapure hydrogen and power at an advanced integrated gasification combined cycle with pre-combustion capture. Adsorption, 20(2014), 511-524. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10450-013-9598-0

Design of a twelve-column Hydrogen production Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) process
Design of a twelve-column Hydrogen production Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) process
A lab-scale six-column PSA rig in UoE for demonstrating a high pressure H2 PSA or a low pressure CO2 PVSA
A lab-scale six-column PSA rig in UoE for demonstrating a high pressure H2 PSA or a low pressure CO2 PVSA

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Research Institutes: 

  • Materials and Processes

Research Themes: 

  • Carbon Capture and Separation Processes