The Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate/Formic Acid: Engineering and Economic Feasibility

Authors

  • Dr. Arun S. Agarwal,

    1. Research & Innovation, Det Norske Veritas (USA), Inc. 5777, Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017 (USA), Fax: (+1) 614 761 1633
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  • Dr. Yumei Zhai,

    1. Research & Innovation, Det Norske Veritas (USA), Inc. 5777, Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017 (USA), Fax: (+1) 614 761 1633
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  • Dr. Davion Hill,

    1. Research & Innovation, Det Norske Veritas (USA), Inc. 5777, Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017 (USA), Fax: (+1) 614 761 1633
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  • Dr. Narasi Sridhar

    Corresponding author
    1. Research & Innovation, Det Norske Veritas (USA), Inc. 5777, Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017 (USA), Fax: (+1) 614 761 1633
    • Research & Innovation, Det Norske Veritas (USA), Inc. 5777, Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017 (USA), Fax: (+1) 614 761 1633
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Corrigendum: The Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate/Formic Acid: Engineering and Economic Feasibility Volume 4, Issue 12, 1705, Article first published online: 9 December 2011

Abstract

The engineering and economic feasibility of large-scale electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to formate salts and formic acid is the focus of this Full Paper. In our study we investigated the long-term performance of tin and other proprietary catalysts in the reduction of carbon dioxide to formate/formic acid at a gas/solid/liquid interface, using a flow-through reactor. The overall economics and energy consumption of the process are evaluated through a value chain analysis. The sensitivity of the net present value of the process to various process parameters is examined.

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