Recent Development, Challenges, and Opportunities of Carbon Capture Technologies in the Carbon Constrained World
Topic of Lecture: Recent Development, Challenges, and Opportunities of Carbon Capture Technologies in the Carbon Constrained World
Lecturer: Dr. Paitoon (PT) Tontiwachwuthikul (Professor)
Time of Lecture: Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 9:00 a.m.
Location of Lecture: State Key Laboratory A403 Academic Hall
Organization of Lecturer: University of Regina, Canada
All faculties and students are welcome!
Nations around the world are struggling to reduce carbon emissions while maintaining the economic growth and development. One of the major challenges is how to reduce energy use during the production and processing steps of the carbon-based energy resources (e.g. coal, gas and oil), as well as how to minimize the impact on the environment when they are utilized. In particular, energy production from these carbon-based fuels (the world’s most important energy sources) has become the major focus in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the application of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is considered as one of the critical potential solutions. CCS will also allow these fuels to continue to provide energy while greatly reducing the associated emissions.
This presentation will be divided into 4 parts: (1) an overview of issues of carbon management related to the carbon-based energy industry, (2) a review of some important Canadian RD&D initiatives addressing the issues of CCS, (3) an overview of emerging carbon capture technologies related to the carbon-based energy industry (new amine solvents, new additives, novel catalysis process integration, etc.), and (4) the research activities at the University of Regina related to the clean energy developments. The potential implications of these results for new CO2 capture processes to be used in the petroleum industry will be described; and the applications of new emerging technologies will be discussed.
Dr. Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul, (short as P.T., Chinese name: 童柏栋), Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada in 1991, fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and professor in Department of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Regina.
State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation
School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Science and Technology Department
SWPU Academic Journal Center