Report: Kingsnorth E.ON UK Carbon Capture & Storage Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) - Chapter 05: Technical Design-Carbon capture and compression plant

Dataset description

During 2010-11, as part of the Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Demonstration Competition process, E.ON undertook a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the development of a commercial scale CCS demonstration plant at Kingsnorth in Kent, South East England. The study yielded invaluable knowledge and the resulting material is available for download here. This chapter presents the FEED stage Capture and Compression plant technical design. The 'Design Basis for CO2 Recovery Plant' lists the design parameters relating to the capture plant site, the flue gas to be treated, the utilities available, the required life and availability of the plant, and other constraints to be complied with in the capture plant, dehydration and compression design. The details of the processes of capture, compression, and dehydration are best visualised on the Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) which show the process flows described above together with additional detail of coolers, pumps, and other plant items. Separate PFDs are provided for the capture plant, the compression plant, and the dehydration plant to show the complete flue gas and CO2 flows. Some of the key aspects of the technical design of the Capture and Compression plant are; There are two separate water circuits shown in the quencher with separate extractions of excess water. These have been separated because the recovered quench water is of good enough quality for re-use on the power station, whilst the deep FGD waste water is sent to the water treatment plant; Molecular sieves have been selected as the most appropriate equipment for dehydration of the CO2 prior to pipeline transportation; With the particular layout constraints of the Kingsnorth site, a split layout of the absorption and regeneration equipment is preferred over the compact layout. Further supporting documents for chapter 5 of the Key Knowledge Reference Book can be downloaded. Note this dataset is a duplicate of the reports held at the National Archive which can be found at the following link -

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Associated dataset(s)

DECC: Reports from Kingsnorth E.ON UK Carbon Capture & Storage Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) project

Dataset details

Author(s) E.ON UK
Principal Investigator(s) E.ON UK
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format PDF; Version:N/A
Storage format Not available
Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '2010-03-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2011-02-01 00:00:00'} February 2011
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Lineage statement These reports are the result of a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study undertaken by E.ON following the award of a FEED contract with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in March 2010.
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Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords CARBON
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Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 15th September 2016
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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