Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 526–533 | Cite as

Process simulation and economic analysis of reactor systems for perfluorinated compounds abatement without HF effluent

  • Boreum Lee
  • Sunggeun Lee
  • Ho Young Jung
  • Shin-Kun Ryi
  • Hankwon Lim
Research Article


New and efficient reactor systems were proposed to treat perfluorinated compounds via catalytic decomposition. One system has a single reactor (S-1), and another has a series of reactors (S-2). Both systems are capable of producing a valuable CaF2 and eliminating toxic HF effluent and their feasibility was studied at various temperatures with a commercial process simulator, Aspen HYSYS®. They are better than the conventional system, and S-2 is better than S-1 in terms of CaF2 production, a required heat for the system, natural gas usage and CO2 emissions in a boiler, and energy consumption. Based on process simulation results, preliminary economic analysis shows that cost savings of 12.37% and 13.55% were obtained in S-2 at 589.6 and 621.4 °C compared to S-1 at 700 and 750 °C, respectively, for the same amount of CaF2 production.


perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) CF4 process simulation economic analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Advanced Materials and Chemical EngineeringCatholic University of DaeguGyeongbukKorea
  2. 2.Department of Environment and Energy EngineeringChonnam National UniversityGwangjuKorea
  3. 3.Korea Institute of Energy ResearchDaejeonKorea

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