Long-Innes (2021): Thermodynamic analysis of a direct air carbon capture plant with directions for energy efficiency improvements (Master thesis)

Ryan M Long-Innes, University of Victoria, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 45 pp.

This thesis analyzes the thermodynamic behavior of Carbon Engineering’s proposed 1 Mt-CO2/year natural gas fuelled DAC plant, with the aim to illustrate key areas to which energy efficiency improvement measures must target. With an understanding built of the mechanisms by which energy is utilized and irreversibly lost within their plant, suggestions are put forth for directions to pursue for process improvements.