Modeling of Brick Kilns for the capture of CO2 from flue gases—A step towards sustainability


  • Salman Nazir
  • Modusser Tufail
  • Muhammad Waqas
  • Moinuddin Ghauri



Coal and wood are commonly employed in the manufacturing of bricks in Pakistan. The carbon emissions from brick kilns must be controlled for cleaner environment. The objective of this research is the development of a simulation model in order to mitigate carbon emissions from brick kilns. Statistical data of flue gases of a brick furnace has been identified for the removal of carbon dioxide before it enters the environment. Since post-combustion carbon capture technique is widely accepted as the most feasible and economic among all available, a post-combustion carbon technique of Monoethanolamine (MEA) Absorber is employed in our research. This technique has been applied first time in the brick industry of Pakistan. The carbon dioxide recovered can be utilized in the beverage industry and in oil fields, generating profit. This development achieves considerable pollution control and is an important step towards sustainability.




Engineering Sciences