Patents by Inventor Tatsuya Tsujiuchi

Tatsuya Tsujiuchi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10456734
    Abstract: Included are a CO2 absorber for removing CO2 from a CO2-containing flue gas with a CO2 absorbent, an absorbent regenerator for regenerating the absorbent, a rich solution supply line for supplying the rich solution from the absorber to a rich solution supply portion of the regenerator, a rich/lean solution heat exchanger for exchanging heat between the rich solution and the lean solution, a first rich solution dividing line for dividing the rich solution at a first dividing portion in the rich solution supply line and supplying the divided rich solution at a first supply position on a side wall of the regenerator, a first rich solution heat exchanger for preheating the divided rich solution, and a first flow rate control device for controlling a flow rate of the divided rich solution such that the rich solution is preheated to a predetermined temperature in the first rich solution heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Takashi Kamijo, Masayuki Inui, Osamu Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10456737
    Abstract: An absorbing liquid which absorbs the CO2 or H2S or both contained in a gas, and which comprises 1) at least one tertiary-monoamine main agent selected from a tertiary-monoamine group and 2) at least one secondary-diamine first additive selected from a secondary-diamine group, the secondary-diamine concentration being within the range of 0.05 to 0.5 in terms of the additive concentration index represented by the following expression (I). (Additive concentration index)=[(secondary-diamine acid dissociation index) (pKa)/(tertiary-monoamine acid dissociation index) (pKa)] (index ratio)×[(secondary-diamine molar concentration) (mol/L)/(tertiary-monoamine molar concentration) (mol/L)] (molar ratio) (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD., THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Atsuhiro Yukumoto, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Takahiko Endo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190270046
    Abstract: A CO2 recovery system includes: a CO2 absorber that transports flue gas with CO2 into contact with a CO2 absorbent to remove the CO2 and discharges a rich solution that has absorbed the CO2; an absorbent regenerator that separates the CO2 from the rich solution to regenerate the CO2 absorbent as a lean solution; a gas discharge line where a CO2 entrained gas from the absorbent regenerator is discharged; a reflux water drum that produces reflux water by separating CO2 and water from the CO2 entrained gas; a separation-gas discharge line where the separated CO2 is discharged; a compressor that compresses the separated CO2 gas; a condensate water drum that forms compressor condensate water by separating water from the compressed CO2 gas to form compressor condensate water; and a compressor-condensate water line that supplies the compressor condensate water as in-system or out-of-system supply water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Miyamoto, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Takashi Kamijo
  • Publication number: 20190160420
    Abstract: A nitrogen oxide absorbing unit, a nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid extraction line, a nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid heating/regenerating unit, a released gas line, and a regenerated liquid discharge line are provided. The nitrogen oxide absorbing unit is configured to absorb and remove nitrogen oxides in exhaust gas with nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid by introducing the exhaust gas containing nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide. Through the nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid extraction line, the circulating nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid is extracted from a nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid circulation line. The nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid heating/regenerating unit is configured to obtain released gas containing at least nitrogen monoxide and carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid regenerated liquid by subjecting the nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid to heating and regeneration treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190151794
    Abstract: The composite amine absorbing solution according to the present invention absorbs CO2 or H2S or both in a gas, and is obtained by dissolving a linear monoamine, a diamine, and an amide group-containing compound in water. By adopting this composite amine absorbing solution, the composites are interacting in a composite manner, due to an integrated effect of the components, the absorption property of CO2 or H2S or both is favorable, the desorption properties of the CO2 or H2S absorbed when regenerating the absorbing solution become favorable, and the amount of steam from a reboiler used when regenerating the absorbing solution in a CO2 recovery device can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190143259
    Abstract: A CO2 recovery method includes: heating a CO2-absorbing solution that has absorbed CO2 from a gas, releasing the CO2 from the CO2-absorbing solution, and regenerating the CO2-absorbing solution, and at least one of: controlling a difference between an actual measured value and a target value of a recovery rate of the CO2 to be within a predetermined range; and controlling a difference between an actual measured value and a target value of a recovery amount of CO2 to be within a predetermined range, and controlling the CO2 recovery rate through a proportional calculation and an integration calculation based on the difference between the actual measured value and the target value of the CO2 recovery rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nakagawa, Daisuke Shimada, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190111385
    Abstract: An absorption column is equipped with: a CO2 absorption section absorbing CO2 from CO2-containing exhaust gas using a lean solution; a main rinse section recovering an entrained CO2 absorbent using rinse water; a rinse water circulation line circulating a rinse water containing the CO2 absorbent recovered in a liquid storage section of the main rinse section; a pre-rinse section provided between the CO2 absorption section and the main rinse section; a rinse section extraction liquid supply line extracting a portion of the rinse water containing the CO2 absorbent from the rinse water circulation line, and introducing the same into a reflux section of an absorption liquid regeneration tower; and a refluxed water supply line extracting a portion of refluxed water, introducing the same as pre-rinse water for the pre-rinse section, and connected on the pre-rinse section side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Atsuhiro Yukumoto, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Takahiko Endo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 10213726
    Abstract: A CO2 recovery unit includes a CO2 absorber in which a gas containing CO2 contacts a CO2-absorbing solution that absorbs the CO2 in the gas; a CO2-absorbing solution regenerator that heats the CO2-absorbing solution that has absorbed the CO2, releases the CO2 from the CO2-absorbing solution, and regenerates the CO2-absorbing solution; and at least one of a CO2 recovery rate controller that controls a difference between an actual measured value and a target value of a recovery rate of the CO2 to be within a predetermined range; and a CO2 recovery amount controller that controls a difference between an actual measured value and a target value of a recovery amount of CO2 to be within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nakagawa, Daisuke Shimada, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 10201781
    Abstract: An absorption column is equipped with: a CO2 absorption section absorbing CO2 from CO2-containing exhaust gas using a lean solution; a main rinse section recovering an entrained CO2 absorbent using rinse water; a rinse water circulation line circulating a rinse water containing the CO2 absorbent recovered in a liquid storage section of the main rinse section; a pre-rinse section provided between the CO2 absorption section and the main rinse section; a rinse section extraction liquid supply line extracting a portion of the rinse water containing the CO2 absorbent from the rinse water circulation line, and introducing the same into a reflux section of an absorption liquid regeneration tower; and a refluxed water supply line extracting a portion of refluxed water, introducing the same as pre-rinse water for the pre-rinse section, and connected on the pre-rinse section side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Atsuhiro Yukumoto, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Takahiko Endo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 10195561
    Abstract: A steam supply system that can reheat CO2 absorbing liquid without lowering performance of a reboiler by decompressing a condensed water drum is provided. This system includes a reboiler that raises the temperature of absorbing liquid contacted with exhaust gas discharged from a boiler to absorb CO2 in the exhaust gas and heated to eliminate CO2. The reboiler includes a heat exchanger tube to which steam for heating is supplied and a condensed water drum that recovers condensed water of the steam introduced from the heat exchanger tube as steam drain, and the condensed water drum is provided with decompression unit that lowers pressure in the condensed water drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Nakayama, Takahito Yonekawa, Masayuki Inui, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Osamu Miyamoto, Yoshiki Sorimachi
  • Publication number: 20190030480
    Abstract: A reclaiming device that separates an absorption liquid from a coexisting material other than an absorbent includes: a gas-liquid separator that accepts the absorption liquid to be reclaimed together with water and separates the absorption liquid into a non-volatile material and a vaporized material; a first discharged liquid line that introduces a first discharged liquid discharged from the gas-liquid separator into the gas-liquid separator at a position below an absorption liquid introduction port; a first heater, disposed on the first discharged liquid line, that heats the first discharged liquid; a second discharged liquid line that introduces a second discharged liquid discharged from the gas-liquid separator into the gas-liquid separator at a position below a first discharged liquid introduction port; and a mixing tank, disposed on the second discharged liquid line, that mixes the second discharged liquid with an alkaline agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190022575
    Abstract: A CO2 recovery device includes an advanced desulfurization-cooling column that removes sulfur oxides in an exhaust gas and reduces a temperature of the exhaust gas; a CO2 absorption column that removes CO2 in the exhaust gas by bringing the CO2 into contact with a CO2 absorption liquid; and a regeneration column that recovers the CO2 by causing the CO2 absorption liquid to release the CO2 while regenerating the CO2 absorption liquid, and feeds the regenerated CO2 absorption liquid to the CO2 absorption column, where the advanced desulfurization-cooling column includes a circulating line that supplies and circulates a desulfurization-cooling circulation liquid used in order to conduct desulfurization and cooling from a lower part to an upper part of the advanced desulfurization-cooling column, a deep SOx recovery packed bed, and a first cooler that cools the circulation liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190001261
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a CO2 absorption part 141 including a first absorption section 141A for absorbing CO2 from exhaust gas and a second absorption section 141B that is located below the first absorption section 141A, arranged vertically within a CO2 absorption tower 14 for absorbing CO2 from exhaust gas 11B containing CO2; and a first absorption liquid extraction line L11 that is provided between the first absorption section 141A and the second absorption section 141B, and that is for extracting, from the absorption tower 14, a CO2 absorption liquid that has absorbed CO2 in the exhaust gas at the first absorption section 141A, and for resupplying the CO2 absorption liquid after being cooled to the second absorption section 141B within the absorption tower 14, wherein an extraction position X of the first absorption liquid extraction line L11 for extracting the CO2 absorption liquid from the absorption tower 14 has both a peak liquid temperature in a reaction temperature distribution for the CO2 ab
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Takashi Kamijo, Takahito Yonekawa, Osamu Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20180321122
    Abstract: A system for analyzing a CO2 concentration of an amine-based absorbing solution includes a measurement apparatus that measures a viscosity of the amine-based absorbing solution and at least one selected from conductivity and ultrasonic propagation velocity of the amine-based absorbing solution, wherein the amine-based absorbing solution absorbs and removes CO2 from a target gas by gas-liquid contact with the target gas; and a controller that determines the CO2 concentration of the amine-based absorbing solution from results measured by the measurement apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Hirata, Masakazu Sakaguchi, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180318760
    Abstract: An acid gas recovery method includes removing acid gas from a target gas by bringing the target gas containing the acid gas into gas-liquid contact with an absorbent amine solution and causing the absorbent amine solution to absorb the acid gas; regenerating the absorbent amine solution by releasing the acid gas from the absorbent amine solution that has absorbed the acid gas; causing a chelate resin to adsorb iron ions from the absorbent amine solution by causing the absorbent amine solution to pass through the chelate resin; causing a regenerant solution to pass through a chelate resin having iron ions adsorbed thereon; regenerating the chelate resin and obtaining a regenerant solution containing the iron ions and quantitatively measuring the iron ions in the regenerant solution containing the iron ions and calculating a concentration of iron ions in the absorbent amine solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Hirata, Shinichi Okamoto, Hiromitsu Nagayasu, Masaru Chiyomaru, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20180280867
    Abstract: An absorbent liquid which absorbs at least one of CO2 and H2S from a gas, including a secondary linear monoamine; a tertiary linear monoamine or a sterically hindered primary monoamine; and a secondary cyclic diamine, wherein a concentration of each of the secondary linear monoamine, the tertiary linear monoamine or the sterically hindered primary monoamine; and the secondary cyclic diamine is less than 30% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd., The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Masami Kondo, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 9987586
    Abstract: A CO2 recovery unit includes a CO2-absorber that causes a gas containing CO2 to contact a CO2-absorbing solution and that causes the CO2 in the gas to be absorbed into the CO2-absorbing solution; a CO2-regenerator that heats the CO2-absorbing solution, releases the CO2 from the CO2-absorbing solution, and regenerates the CO2-absorbing solution; and a CO2 recovery amount controller that: calculates a computed target value of a CO2 recovery amount and a computed target value of a CO2 recovery rate based on a set value of the CO2 recovery rate, actual measured values of CO2 concentration, gas flow rate, and temperature of the gas, and calculates a maximum value of the CO2 recovery amount in the CO2-absorber and a maximum value of the CO2 recovery amount in the CO2-regenerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nakagawa, Daisuke Shimada, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20180117524
    Abstract: Included are a CO2 absorber for removing CO2 from a CO2-containing flue gas with a CO2 absorbent, an absorbent regenerator for regenerating the absorbent, a rich solution supply line for supplying the rich solution from the absorber to a rich solution supply portion of the regenerator, a rich/lean solution heat exchanger for exchanging heat between the rich solution and the lean solution, a first rich solution dividing line for dividing the rich solution at a first dividing portion in the rich solution supply line and supplying the divided rich solution at a first supply position on a side wall of the regenerator, a first rich solution heat exchanger for preheating the divided rich solution, and a first flow rate control device for controlling a flow rate of the divided rich solution such that the rich solution is preheated to a predetermined temperature in the first rich solution heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Takashi Kamijo, Masayuki Inui, Osamu Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20170326495
    Abstract: An absorbing liquid which absorbs the CO2 or H2S or both contained in a gas, and which comprises 1) at least one tertiary-monoamine main agent selected from a tertiary-monoamine group and 2) at least one secondary-diamine first additive selected from a secondary-diamine group, the secondary-diamine concentration being within the range of 0.05 to 0.5 in terms of the additive concentration index represented by the following expression (I). (Additive concentration index)=[(secondary-diamine acid dissociation index) (pKa)/(tertiary-monoamine acid dissociation index) (pKa)](index ratio)×[(secondary-diamine molar concentration) (mol/L)/(tertiary-monoamine molar concentration) (mol/L)](molar ratio)??(I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Atsuhiro Yukumoto, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Takahiko Endo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20170291138
    Abstract: An absorption column is equipped with: a CO2 absorption section absorbing CO2 from CO2-containing exhaust gas using a lean solution; a main rinse section recovering an entrained CO2 absorbent using rinse water; a rinse water circulation line circulating a rinse water containing the CO2 absorbent recovered in a liquid storage section of the main rinse section; a pre-rinse section provided between the CO2 absorption section and the main rinse section; a rinse section extraction liquid supply line extracting a portion of the rinse water containing the CO2 absorbent from the rinse water circulation line, and introducing the same into a reflux section of an absorption liquid regeneration tower; and a refluxed water supply line extracting a portion of refluxed water, introducing the same as pre-rinse water for the pre-rinse section, and connected on the pre-rinse section side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Atsuhiro Yukumoto, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Takahiko Endo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi