Process Design, Simulation and Costing of Carbon dioxide Conditioning Plant

This project is part of the ‘3D’ project is aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness of a carbon capture technology - DMXTM technology at a steel plant in Dunkirk, France.

The current study investigates the conditioning of the captured carbon dioxide for pipeline transportation and storage at various geological sites across the North sea.


Over the years, carbon capture and storage (CCS) has received significant global attention, as a route towards the mitigation of global warming through the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide point sources are often further from potential storage sites, thus energy-efficient and cost-effective transport are critical in ensuring the viability of CCS.


The primary objective of the PhD project is to design, simulate and optimise the carbon dioxide conditioning process for purposes of pipeline transport. The conditioning process involves the polishing of a CO2-rich stream, through the removal of minor impurities, as well as its compression and/or liquefaction for purposes of transport and storage.


To achieve a cost-effective and fit-for-purpose pipeline design, pipeline hydraulic simulation and optimisation studies will be conducted. Across these investigations, the effect of various thermodynamic models on process parameters will be compared. 


The project is part of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation program, and is also aligned to the ‘EU 2030’ goals of reducing emissions in steel plants from 1.7 to 1.2 tons of emitted CO2 per ton of produced steel by 2030.


Main supervisor:

Prof. Nicolas von Solms


Co- supervisor:

Associate Prof Philip Loldrup Fosbøl


Gcinisizwe Msimisi Dlamini
PhD student
DTU Chemical Engineering


Philip Loldrup Fosbøl
Associate Professor
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 28 68


Nicolas von Solms
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 28 67