Concentration and recovery of carbon dioxide from flue gas by vacuum swing adsorption

Chao Yuh Chen, Koung Chung Lee, Cheng Tung Chou

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CO2 released into the atmosphere are mainly attributed to fossil fuel combustion. The amount of CO2 emission has to be cut down in the future due to global treaty. The concentration and recovery of CO2 from flue gas is the first important step in solving CO2 problem. This experimental study employs dual-bed vacuum swing adsorption (VSA), which does not generate another pollution problem, for CO2 removal from flue gas and concentrates CO2 in desorption stream. The comparison of two kinds of processes, four-step process and six-step process, is explored. The CO2 product concentration in desorption step in the six-step process is higher than in the four-step process. The outlet CO2 concentration in desorption step increases with detection time. The highest CO2 concentration can be near 90%. The recovery of CO2 is between 90% and 95%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-142
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Chemical Engineers
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003


  • Carbon dioxide
  • Vacuum swing adsorption
  • Zeolite 13X


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