Electrochemical Mass Transfer Measurements of CO2 in MDEA Solutions
The mass transfer coefficients at different axial positions in a bubble column have been measured using a conductivity method. Measurements of CO2 absorption in methyldiethanolamine solutions were carried out in a prismatic column 0.06 m side and 1.03 m height. Five electrode pairs were placed at various axial positions in the column. Measurements were conducted at different gas flow rates and amine concentration. It was found that the local mass transfer varied in the axial direction. An experimental model was developed to obtain the absorption rate values using the electrochemical method data. The model agrees quite well with the experimental obtained data.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and João M.P.Q. Delgado
R. Maceiras et al., "Electrochemical Mass Transfer Measurements of CO2 in MDEA Solutions", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 312-315, pp. 87-92, 2011