CCsphase

CCSphase - project of the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme (CZ09)

Basic Information

Programme operator: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic

Financial coordinator: Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic


Project title: Phase behaviour in CCS systems

Project acronym: CCSphase

Project ID: 7F14466

Partners:
Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, v. v. i.
Dolejškova 1402/5
Prague 8, 182 00, Czech Republic

SINTEF Energy Research AS
P.O.Box 4761 Sluppen
NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway
Project duration: 15. 7. 2014 – 30. 4. 2017

In order to realize large scale carbon capture and storage (CCS), improved understanding of the behaviour of the fluids involved is required. The CCSphase project aims to fill knowledge gaps with regards to phase equilibria and transient phase behaviour for fluid mixtures and pressure and temperature states relevant for CCS. The project will include both experimental work and modelling to improve the prediction of phase behaviour. At SINTEF Energy Research (SINTEF ER), accurate phase equilibrium data for CO2 and H2 mixtures as well as mixtures involving water relevant for CCS will be measured using a setup designed specifically for CCS fluids. At Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, v. v. i. (IT CAS), transient behaviour of the same mixtures as well as the CO2-N2 system will be experimentally studied with a highly instrumented expansion chamber using optical characterization. In this setup, metastable states and nucleation occurring during a rapid pressure drop will be investigated. In a collaborative effort, both SINTEF ER and IT CAS will develop models for transient and equilibrium phase behaviour of CO2 rich mixtures. The equilibrium properties will be modelled by adjusting parameters of the equations of state for the fluid phases and parameters of molecular based hydrate models. Nucleation processes will be modelled by modified classical nucleation theory and density gradient theory. The experimental data obtained in the project will be used to verify and improve these models. In addition to being an enabler for CCS as a part of the solution to avoiding a detrimental anthropogenic climate change, CCSphase is expected to produce large synergies between the partners both in the experimental work and modelling.

Phase equilibrium in carbon dioxide + water system.
Comparison of cubic plus association (CPA) and Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK) equations of state with experimental data.

Phase diagram for water + nitrogen mixture forming gas hydrates at low temperatures and high pressures.
Comparison of the new CCS hydrate model and the experimental data.

Experimentál Apparatus at SINTEF ER

Photo of the experimental apparatus installed at the SINTEF ER laboratory

Detail of the chamber for phase equilibrium measurement

Experimental Apparatus at IT CAS

Preparation of interferometer with green laser

3D design of the expansion chamber


Photo and simplified scheme of the CO2 branch on the Mixture Preparation Device (MPD)

Expansion setup after the expansion chamber for the accurate control of the pressure drop

Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, v. v. i.

Ing. Jan Hrubý, CSc. – principle investigator, leader of Work Packages 1 and 4
Ing. Václav Vinš, Ph.D. – leader of Work Package 3
RNDr. Jiří Hykl, Ph.D.
Ing. Tomáš Němec, Ph.D.
Ing. Michal Duška, Ph.D.
Ing. Ondřej Bartoš, Ph.D.
Jan Hošek
Barbora Planková
Pavel Peukert
Mgr. Lucie Veselá
Ing. David Celný

SINTEF Energy Research AS

Sigurd W. Løvseth – vedoucí pracovní skupiny 2
Jana P. Jakobsen
Jacob H. Stang
Geir Skaugen
Ingrid Snustad
Ailo Aasen
Morten Hammer
Snorre Foss Westman


Photo from working meeting in Prague in January 7, 2015
(from left: Jana P. Jakobsen, Jan Hrubý, Václav Vinš, and Lucie Veselá)

Publications

  • V. Vinš, A. Jäger, J, Hrubý, R. Span: Model for gas hydrates applied to CCS systems part II. Fitting of parameters for models of hydrates of pure gases. Fluid Phase Equilibria 435 (2017), pp. 104-117 ISSN 0378-3812, DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2016.12.010
  • V. Vinš, A. Jäger, R. Span, J. Hrubý: Model for gas hydrates applied to CCS systems part I. Parameter study of the van der Waals and Platteeuw model, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 427 (2016) 268-281, DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2016.07.014.
  • A. Aasen, M. Hammer, G. Skaugen, J.P. Jakobsen, Ø. Wilhelmsen, Thermodynamic models to accurately describe the -behavior of water / carbon dioxide mixtures, Fluid Phase Equilib., 442 (2017), pp. 125-139, DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2017.02.006
  • V. Vinš, M. Čenský, J. Hykl, J. Hrubý: Investigation of droplet nucleation in CCS relevant systems – Design and testing of a CO2 branch of the mixture preparation device, EPJ Web of Conferences, 143, 02140 (2017), DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201714302140
  • D. Celný, V. Vinš, B. Planková, J. Hrubý: Mathematical modeling of planar and spherical vapor–liquid phase interfaces for multicomponent fluids, EPJ Web of Conferences, 114 (2016) 02011, DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201611402011.
  • B. Planková, V. Vinš, J. Hrubý, M. Duška, T. Němec, D. Celný: Molecular simulation of water vapor–liquid phase interfaces using TIP4P/2005 model, EPJ Web of Conferences, 92 (2015) 02071, DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/20159202071.

Conference presentations

  • M. Čenský, V. Vinš, J. Hykl, J. Hrubý: Investigation of droplet nucleation in CCS relevant systems – Design and testing of a CO2 branch of the mixture preparation device, poster at the international conference Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2016, 15 - 18 November 2016, Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic.
  • D. Celný, V. Vinš, J. Hrubý: Mathematical modeling of planar and spherical vapor-liquid phase interfaces for multicomponent fluids, poster at the international conference Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference (ATPC) 2016, 2 - 6 October 2016, Pacifico Yokohama Annex Hall, Yokohama, Japan, Paper ID P-104.
  • D. Celný, V. Vinš, B. Planková, J. Hrubý: Mathematical modeling of planar and spherical vapor–liquid phase interfaces for multicomponent fluids, presentation at the international conference Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2015, 17 - 20 November 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • V. Vinš, A. Jäger, J. Hrubý, R.Span: Hydrate model for CCS relevant gases compatible with highly accurate equations of state: I. Parameter study and model fitting, presentation at the international conference 19th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties , 26 June 2015, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Paper ID 2868.
  • A. Jäger, V. Vinš, R. Span, J. Hrubý: Hydrate Model for CCS Relevant Gases Compatible with Highly Accurate Equations of State- II. Results and Implementation in TREND 2.0, 19th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, 26 June 2015,  Boulder Colorado, USA Paper ID 2658
  • B. Planková, V. Vinš, J. Hrubý, M. Duška, T. Němec, D. Celný: Molecular simulation of water vapor–liquid phase interfaces using TIP4P/2005 model, presentation at the international conference Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2014, 18 - 21 November 2014, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic.

Other

  • S. W. Løvseth: Presentation of the CCSphase project at the Internasjonal workshop: Driving CCS forward in Norway, September 10, 2015 (presentation not in the original program).
  • Jana P. Jakobsen: Presentation of the CCSPhase project at the Norway Grants project seminar at RCN in Oslo, February 26, 2015

2017, June 14th, Trondheim

Oral presentation of the CCSPhase phase equilibrium results at the 9th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage (TCCS-9)

2017, April 27th–28th, Trondheim

Visit by Miroslav Čenský, including discussions on accurate preparation of fluid mixtures. The visit included a session open to both SINTEF ER and NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) where the work of the project was presented.

Presentation of CCSPhase work between IT AS CR and SINTEF ER. From left to right: Sigurd Weidemann Løvseth, Jacob Stang, Miroslav Čenský, Anders Austegard, and Morten Hammer

2017, Spring

Discussions regarding a possible joint H2020 initiative (WIDESPREAD)

2016, November – Open Day at IT CAS

The CCSphase project together with the research on nucleation and phase transitions was introduced to general public during the annual Open Day held at IT CAS on November 10.

 


David Celný and Václav Vinš are introducing the research activities of the Laboratory of Phase Transition Kinetics and the Carbon Capture and Storage topic to the high school students during their visit at IT CAS.

2016, November – Seminar on CCS in the Czech Republic, Prague

Geir Skaugen and Ailo Aasen from SINTEF ER together with Václav Vinš and Miroslav Čenský from IT CAS took part on the seminar CO2 Capture and Storage in the Conditions of the Czech Republic – Cooperation of Czechia and Norway held on November 7 and 8, 2016 at the Czech Technical University in Prague (info).

Project team members in front of a poster presented at the seminar on CCS in the Czech Republic (from left: Václav Vinš, Ailo Aasen, and Miroslav Čenský).

2016, October – Conference in Yokohama, Japan

Václav Vinš and David Celný from IT CAS took part on the Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference held on October 2 – 6, 2016 in Pacifico Yokohama Annex Hall in Yokohama, Japan. David Celný has received the Student Poster Award for his contribution Mathematical modeling of planar and spherical vapor-liquid phase interfaces for multicomponent fluids.

Pacifico Yokohoma viewed from Yokohama Landmark Tower (273 m).

David Celný is receiving Student Poster Award from the Conference Chair Prof. Yuji Nagasaka from the Keio University.

2016, March – Working Meeting at SINTEF ER in Trondheim

On March 7 and 8, 2016, Dr. Jan Hrubý and Dr. Václav Vinš visited SINTEF ER in Trondheim in order to discuss current state of the research activities of the CCSphase project both at IT CAS and SINTEF ER. Several informal meetings of the project team members including also other researchers from SINTEF ER dealing with the development of CCS technologies together with visits at local laboratories were organized. In addition, team members from IT CAS together with Dr. Jana P. Jakobsen visited laboratories of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim related to research in the CCS field.

Dr. Jan Hrubý from IT CAS is presenting progress in the development of new experimental apparatus with the expansion chamber for CCS systems to the colleagues from SINTEF ER (from left: Snorre F. Westman, Jana. P. Jakobsen, Jacob H. Stang, Ailo Aasen, Sigurd W. Løvseth, and Jan Hrubý).

2015, November – Conference in Prague

Team members from IT CAS (Jan Hrubý, Václav Vinš, and Ondřej Bartoš together with students Barbora Planková and David Celný) participated in the international conference Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2015 held in Prague on November 17–21, 2015. David Celný presented interesting results about modeling of droplet nucleation in binary systems relevant for CCS.

David Celný is giving his talk about the nucleation model for binary systems.

View from Kaiserstein Palace at Lesser Town Square (Malá Strana) in Prague.

2015, November – Open Day at IT CAS

The CCSphase project was introduced to general public during the Open Day held at IT CAS on November 5. Among the visitors were mostly young high school students from Prague and Central Bohemia.


Václav Vinš is introducing the Carbon Capture and Storage topic together with the CCSphase project to high school students during their visit at the Laboratory of Phase Transition Kinetics at IT CAS.

2015, November - Administrative meeting in Prague

Members of the CCSphase team, Lucie Veselá and Václav Vinš from IT CAS and An Hilmo and Jana P. Jakobsen from SINTEF ER, took part on the meeting organized by the representatives of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Prague on November 3, 2015. Formal aspects together with annual reporting of the CCSphase project were discussed.

Meeting of the CCSphase team members in the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) in Prague; November 3, 2015 (from left: An Hilmo, Lucie Veselá and Jana P. Jakobsen)

2015, June – Conference in Boulder, Colorado

Sigurd W. Løvseth from SINTEF ER together with Jan Hrubý and Václav Vinš from IT CAS took part on the international conference 19th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties held in Boulder (Colorado, USA) in June 2015. They presented partial results of the CCSphase project and discussed further progress of research activities of both partners.

University of Colorado with the Rockies behind.

Dr. Daniel G. Friend from NIST (Boulder) at the Opening Ceremony.