The Adsorption group has developed tools for the dynamic simulation and optimisation of adsorption systems for separation processes.
T he adsorption simulator CySim (https://www.carboncapture.eng.ed.ac.uk/lab/cysim) contains different mass and heat transfer models and allows the simulation of multi-column adsorption cycles; thus, it is applicable to a wide range of adsorbents and process conditions. The simulator has been linked to multi-objective optimisation tools for the design of efficient cycle configurations and for the parameter estimation from adsorption experiments. Furthermore, the adsorption simulator can be integrated with complete flow sheet simulations, e.g. coal fired power station, using Unisim Design, the Honeywell process simulator.
Validated adsorption simulator
Experience in simulating pressure and temperature swing cycles for several different gas separations
Optimisation of adsorption processes with respect to purity, recovery, energy consumption and productivity
Can be run with flow sheet simulations for the calculation of complete processes
Integration with molecular simulation for the calculation of adsorbent properties
Adsorbent material testing in the Fundamentals of Adsorption and Membranes lab
Adsorption process experiments in the Adsorption and Membrane Processes lab