Adsorption Process Modelling
University of Edinburgh
School of Engineering
Daniel Friedrich
+44 (0)131 650 5662

This simulator contains different mass and heat transfer models and allows the simulation of multi-column adsorption cycles; thus it is applicable to a wide range of adsorbents and process conditions. The simulator has been linked to optimisation tools for the design of efficient cycle configurations and for the parameter estimation from adsorption experiments. Furthermore, the adsorption simulator can be integrated with complete flow sheet simulations, e.g. coal fired power station, using Unisim Design, the Honeywell process simulator.

  • Validated adsorption simulator
  • Experience in simulating pressure and temperature swing cycles for several different gas separations
  • Optimisation of adsorption processes with respect to purity, recovery and energy consumption
  • Integration with flow sheet simulations

Scientific Environment

  • Adsorbent material testing in the Fundamentals of Adsoprtion and Membranes lab
  • Adsorption process experiments in the Adsorption and Membrane Processes lab

Operational constraints

  • Software usage agreement might be required.
  • Dynamic simulator for adsorption processes
  • Complete flow sheet simulations with Unisim Design
  • Module for membrane skid simulation
  • Innovative Gas Separations for Carbon Capture (IGSCC)
  • Adsorption Materials and Processes for Carbon Capture from Gas-Fired Power Plants (AMPGas)
  • Carbon Nanotubes for Carbon Capture

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Pressure profile in the two adsorption columns of the 6 step Skarstrom PSA cycle simulated with CySim

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