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Review of Cryogenic Carbon Capture Innovations and Their Potential Applications

Font-Palma, Carolina; Cann, David; Udemu, Chinonyelum


David Cann

Chinonyelum Udemu


Our ever-increasing interest in economic growth is leading the way to the decline of natural resources, the detriment of air quality, and is fostering climate change. One potential solution to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industrial emitters is the exploitation of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Among the various CO2 separation technologies, cryogenic carbon capture (CCC) could emerge by offering high CO2 recovery rates and purity levels. This review covers the different CCC methods that are being developed, their benefits, and the current challenges deterring their commercialisation. It also offers an appraisal for selected feasible small- and large-scale CCC applications, including blue hydrogen production and direct air capture. This work considers their technological readiness for CCC deployment and acknowledges competing technologies and ends by providing some insights into future directions related to the R&D for CCC systems.


Font-Palma, C., Cann, D., & Udemu, C. (2021). Review of Cryogenic Carbon Capture Innovations and Their Potential Applications. C - An Open Access Journal of Carbon Research, 7(3), Article 58.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 26, 2021
Online Publication Date Jul 29, 2021
Publication Date 2021-09
Deposit Date Aug 3, 2021
Publicly Available Date Aug 5, 2021
Journal C - Journal of Carbon Research
Print ISSN 2311-5629
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 3
Article Number 58
Keywords Cryogenic carbon capture; Desublimation; Blue hydrogen
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Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/).

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