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A high-pressure, high-efficiency plated heat exchanger working in tandem with refrigeration technology converts CO2 gas back to a liquid at industrial speeds for storage.
The use of refrigerant in Vitalis condensers allows the system to operate at a lower temperature and pressure, equating to higher mass flow rates and therefore shorter runtimes.
The general approach to closed-loop carbon dioxide extraction is to store CO2 as a gas, and then compress CO2 gas back to a liquid to pump it around the system. Compressors are not efficient at moving mass.
Vitalis Extraction systems condense CO2 to a liquid and then pump it to maintain our high flow rate. The Vitalis team has engineered a highly efficient condensing system which supercools the CO2 as it exits the separation vessels, converting CO2 gas into a liquid.
As a part of the Vitalis LiquidTec system, storage of liquid CO2 in the accumulators enables mass injection of the solvent into the extraction process via the Vitalis proprietary pump.