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Cryogenic Distillation and Air Separation



Various advanced coal conversion-to-electricity processes are discussed in Chap. 1 that depend on the use of a gas stream comprised primarily of oxygen; therefore, air separation into its primary components, i.e., nitrogen (N2), oxygen (O2), and argon (Ar) are discussed within the context to CO2 capture. One of the dominant processes used for air distillation is cryogenic distillation. Cryogenic separation may also be used as a polishing step to enhance the purity of a gas stream predominantly comprised of CO2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Energy Resources EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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