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Optimizing CO2 capture, dehydration and compression facilities

The removal of CO2 by liquid absorbents is widely implemented in the field of gas processing, chemical production, and coal gasification. Many power plants are looking at post-combustion CO2 recovery to meet environmental regulations and to produce CO2 for enhanced oil recovery applications. The figure below illustrates actual data of fuel consumption in 2005 and an estimate of energy demand for various fuels from 2010 to 2030. The world energy demand will likely increase at rates of 10–15% every 10 years. This increase could raise the CO2 emissions by about 50% by 2030 as compared with the current level of CO2 emissions. The industrial countries (North America, Western Europe and OECD Pacific) contribute to this jump in emissions by 70% compared to the rest of the world, and more than 60% of these emissions will come from power generation and industrial sectors.

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