About the project
TCM will start up two test facilities for post-combustion CO2-capture in 2012: one is based on chilled ammonia technology, the other is based on amine technology. Given the scale of implementation of post-combustion Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), it is likely that there will be relatively small discharges of amines and other compounds to the atmosphere during operation. There is also the potential for larger scale accidental discharges.
The compounds emitted from the CO2-capture units will in part undergo photo-oxidation in the atmosphere yielding primary products, which may undergo further degradation. Both kinetic and mechanistic information for these reactions are needed to address the full impact of emissions to air. The overall objective is to contribute to the understanding of the atmospheric degradation of emissions from the CO2-capture units to the atmosphere.