|Capability Title||Development of Advanced Separation Solvents|
|Laboratory||Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)|
|Capability experts||David Heldebrant and Philip Koech|
PNNL has developed unique capabilities to create solvents with the lowest projected energy requirements for CO2 and other acid gas separations. The general class of solvents is termed “water lean,” which greatly reduces vaporization and sensible heat duties compared to conventional solvents. PNNL’s unique capabilities includes molecular modeling expertise that works in concert with organic synthesis and experimental validation infrastructure.
PNNL’s carbon capture development laboratory includes state-of-the-art thermodynamic and kinetic testing capabilities, including VLE and wetted-wall contactors.
|Unique aspects||PNNL’s work in water-lean solvent development is leading DOE’s efforts in transformational carbon capture solvents. The capabilities that extend from molecular modeling to synthesis and experimental validation represent a unique capability.|
|Availability||Some of the technology/ resources could be available depending on the needs of a new client. Longer range planning could certainly enable availability for activities that are strategically important to the DOE.|