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A sorbent-focused techno-economic analysis of direct air capture


  • Azarabadi, Habib
  • Lackner, Klaus S.


Direct air capture, the removal of carbon dioxide from air, requires special sorbents, with high capture capacity, fast kinetics and long lifetime. Beyond that they also need to be affordable. However, since air capture is still in an early development stage, costs are still uncertain.

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  • Azarabadi, Habib & Lackner, Klaus S., 2019. "A sorbent-focused techno-economic analysis of direct air capture," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 250(C), pages 959-975.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:250:y:2019:i:c:p:959-975
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.04.012

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