Reactor Design of Micro Carbon Capture and Utilization System in British Columbia - BC-344

Preferred Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Master of Science 
Project length: 12 to 18 months
Approx. start date: September 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC 
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: NA
Company: AltaGas|PNG

About Company:

AltaGas, a Canadian corporation, is a North American diversified energy infrastructure business with a focus on owning and operating assets to provide clean and affordable energy to its customers. More than 1,600 employees across North America are focused on executing AltaGas’ strategy through three business segments: Gas, Power and Utilities.

Project Description:

Post-combustion micro carbon capture and utilization (µCCU) is an innovative approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of conventional boilers. AltaGas (and Pacific Northern Gas, its subsidiary in BC) is supporting the research to evaluate the performance and feasibility of conventional NG fired boilers retrofit with a µCCU unit. The successful intern will work with the technology provider and NG utility to analyse and optimise the µCCU reactor design.  

Background and required skills

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Chemical reactor design optimzation
  • Reduce capital and operating cost of the system
  • Analysis of alternative chemical reactions for µCCU


  • Reactor design and thermodynamic analysis using ASPEN software
  • Economic analysis

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Thermodynamic analysis
  • Chemical reactor design
  • ASPEN/HYSYS profieicncy

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