Opportunities and challenges in carbon dioxide capture

Brett P. Spigarelli, S. Komar Kawatra

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Various technologies for the capture of CO2 from fossil fuel fired power plants are available. Each technology has its own advantages and disadvantages and are at different stages of development. This review provides a critical analysis of the major technologies for CO2 capture from fossil fuel fired power plants so that the appropriate technology can be selected for a particular process. The different capture methods described in this review are: post-combustion, pre-combustion, oxy-combustion, and chemical looping combustion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-87
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of CO2 Utilization
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the Department of Education , the National Science Foundation , and ASISC for support of this work. The authors are grateful to Joseph Halt for all his hard work and important feedback he provided.


  • Absorption
  • Capture
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Flue gas


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