ATR-FTIR Model Development and Verification for Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in MDEA–H2O–MEG/TEG–CO2 Blends
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Original versionEnergies. 2019, 12 (17), 3285-?. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12173285
A Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy method was developed to identify and quantify various components in an amine-based combined acid gas and water removal process. In this work, an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) probe was used. A partial least-squares (PLS) regression model was also developed using up to four components (methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-H2O-CO2-ethylene glycol/triethylene glycol (MEG/TEG)), and it was successfully validated. The model was applied on thermally degraded CO2-loaded MDEA blends to predict the weight percentages of MDEA, H2O, CO2, and MEG or TEG to test the performance spectrum. The results confirmed that FTIR could be used as a simpler, quicker and reliable tool to identify and quantify various compounds such as MDEA, MEG/TEG, H2O and CO2 simultaneously in a combined acid gas and water removal process.