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Improved technology for carbon capture and storage saves capital cost
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Improved technology for carbon capture and storage saves capital cost

Total man-made CO2 emissions in the world today amount to approximately 30 gigatons per year, with fossil fuel based power stations contribute in excess of 30% total. Carbon capture is energy intensive. Sulzer's specialized technology allows the operator to minimize expenditures and power output losses that can result from poor designs. High-efficiency mass transfer products reduce capital costs Generally, only structured packing can meet the low pressure drop requirements for the design of a direct contact cooler and the CO2 absorber. Compared with random packing or trays, structured packing has a significantly lower pressure drop and better mass transfer efficiency which makes it ideal for these services. The resulting lower column diameters and packed bed heights tra...