Process and Heat Integration

Process Integration

What?

Multi objective optimisation and energy targeting methodology and software for use in all CCS applications. A powerful tool for optimizing the energy usage and economic (13, 14) performance of retrofitted and new build processes with CCS.

Benefits

  • A holistic optimisation of the heat and material balances of the entire system, including the process/power plant, the capture plant and CO2 compression
  • Uses a thermodynamically rigorous technique to determine the optimal performance tailored to suit key performance indicators
  • Resulting optimal solutions reduce parasitic power losses, cost of capture and cost of electricity in power applications
  • Can be used as a consulting tool for screening CO2 capture technology options
  • Can be used in conjunction with any simulation tool, such as ASPEN Plus, HYSYS or PRO II

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Patents

In addition to the two UNO patents families, UNO Technologies Pty Ltd has filed two patent applications related to reducing the cost of capture: fit for purpose equipment and optimised heat integration. These issues are highly relevant to the UNO MK 3 process.

The heat integration patent details a process and heat integration method for comparison, design and optimisation of CO2 capture systems within power stations. It uses a multi-objective optimisation approach to determine preferred capture operation parameters.

Process/Heat Integration – Method to help compare, design and optimise all capture systems with power stations [11]

  • PCT/AU2011/000689, pending.