Complete Flowsheet and Economic Evaluation

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In this chapter, the design of the cross heat-exchanger, which interconnects the absorption and the stripping section, is examined in the first place. In this context, the stripper feed temperature is discussed in relation to its influence on the reboiler duty. Then, the flowsheet is completed with the design of the section dedicated to the recovery of the solvent lost in the absorber exhaust gas and the introduction of the auxiliary equipment. The last part of the chapter is dedicated to the overall economic evaluation of the plant. In particular, the capital and the operating costs are determined and their impact on the total annual costs is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Chimica e dei Materiali, Università di CagliariCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Chimica e dei MaterialiUniversità di CagliariCagliariItaly

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