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CO 2 Recovery Plant for Distillery Process

CO 2 Recovery Plants (RBU) are based on recovery from alcohol distillery. CO 2 can be recovered from distillery fermenting processes as well as from a number of chemical processes with emission of CO 2 -rich gases.

Through appropriate washing, scrubbing, filtration and separation technology the CO 2 Recovery Plants for distillery process meet the strictest CO 2 quality requirements.

The plant is supplied with a control panel which ensures continuous trouble free operation of the plant. All instruments installed on the skids are wired to junction boxes prior to shipment and thus reducing installa- tion and commissioning time on site.

CO 2 Recovery Plant for Distillery Process Standard Sizes:

145 kg/hr, 285 kg/hr, 500 kg/hr and 1000 kg/hr – other sizes available on request.

Union Engineering a/s · Snaremosevej 27 · DK-7000 Fredericia · Denmark Tel.: +45 76 20 77 00 · Fax: +45 76 20 78 00 · Email: union@union.dk · www.union.dk

CO 2 Recovery Plant for Distillery Process
CO 2 Recovery Plant
for Distillery Process

The CO 2 gas developed in the distillery fermentation process contains a lot of impurities. First step is to let the CO 2 pass a foam trap where it is cleaned for foam. The foam trap is followed by 3 scrubbers.

Raw gas scrubber where the CO 2 gas is cleaned for alcohols and aerosoles by means of water, which is reused in the foam trap. The CO 2 steams into a permanganate scrubber for removal of NOx, followed by an after scrubber, where the remaining main impurities are removed by means of water.

The CO 2 gas is compressed to approx. 16 bar by means of a two-stage oil-free CO 2 compressor which is equipped with inter- and after coolers. The engaged capacity of the CO 2 compressor is controlled according to the filling of the CO 2 accumulation balloon.

The compressed CO 2 gas is filtered in a double activated carbon filter which removes odors and volatile compounds. The activated carbon filters are regenerated by means of steam or hot air. A parallel connection of two filters enables an interruption free operation of the plant during regeneration.

To allow condensation the CO 2 gas is dried in a dehydrator to a dew point of abt. -60°C. The dehydrator is electrically heated and automatically regenerated by inert gas from the CO 2 condenser and thereby acts as a purging system for non-condensable gases.

The purified and dried gas is condensed in a multitube heat exchanger at a temperature of about -30°C. The matching refrigeration plant is equipped with an ammonia or freon oil lubricated compressor. The refrigera- tion plant maintains the correct operating pressure in the CO 2 condenser.

The liquid deep-cooled CO 2 is led to an insulated CO 2 storage tank.

Union Engineering a/s · Snaremosevej 27 · DK-7000 Fredericia · Denmark Tel.: +45 76 20 77 00 · Fax: +45 76 20 78 00 · Email: union@union.dk · www.union.dk