Woodside Monash Energy Partnership: A Digital Twin for Direct CO2 Capture from the Air (2022-23)

A Digital Twin for Direct CO2 Capture from the Air (2022-23)

Description of the project:

We are currently engaged in developing a technology to capture carbon dioxide from the air and enrich it. To help with the development and operation of the prototype, we wish to construct a computational model and software interface for this unit. The model should be powerful and flexible and allow us to mimic the actual operation of the unit. We will use the model to test variations of the design and to troubleshoot the operation and explore the influence of input variables.

A computer model of the direct air capture process
A software interface to allow easy interfacing with the Direct Air Capture program and an intuitive output display.

The Woodside Monash Energy Partnership is a major research partnership between Monash University and Woodside Energy to progress energy solutions for a lower carbon future. The research and development initiatives are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on leadership and novel technologies in the hydrogen value chain and carbon abatement.

As an ambitious multi-year research program, the Energy Partnership focuses on transformational research to activate technology breakthroughs and accelerate novel technologies of scale and impact.