Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Work Together in Developing CO2 Capture System
Mechanical engineering and electrical engineering are both crucial in the development of modern technology. One example of this is the CO2 capture system that our company has recently developed and manufactured. This system uses both mechanical and electrical engineering principles to capture carbon dioxide from the air and use it for flue gas cleaning.
The CO2 capture system is part of a larger plastic waste recycling machine that was developed for Blend Energy. This system is capable of filtering and capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and then using it to clean the flue gas produced during the recycling process. The outer screen of the system displays the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, which is measured using a CO2 meter located in a transparent compartment.
The CO2 capture system also includes a pressure gauge that shows when compressed air appears in the sorbent tank. It takes approximately two minutes for the tank to fill up, after which the air is released and the CO2 concentration in the air is observed using the CO2 sensor. A successful removal of gas from the air is indicated by a decrease in the CO2 concentration, which is a sign that the system is working effectively.
The development of the CO2 capture system required the expertise of both mechanical and electrical engineers. The mechanical engineers were responsible for designing the system’s structure and mechanisms, including the sorbent tank and the air filtration system. They used computer-aided design (CAD) software to create the initial design and then worked on prototyping and testing the system.
On the other hand, the electrical engineers designed the system’s electronic circuits and wrote the firmware that controls the system’s operations. They also designed and programmed the CO2 sensor, which is a crucial component of the system. The collaboration between the mechanical and electrical engineers allowed the system to function effectively, capturing and filtering CO2 from the air in an efficient and reliable manner.
Furthermore, software developers played a significant role in optimizing the system’s operations. They created the application that allows users to control and monitor the system remotely. The application provides users with real-time information about the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, the pressure in the sorbent tank, and the overall status of the system.
In addition, the development of the CO2 capture system required prototyping engineering and rapid prototype service to create functional prototypes of the system’s components. The machine design CAD was also crucial in the development of the system, as it allowed for the creation of accurate 3D models of the system’s structure and components.
The successful development of the CO2 capture system demonstrates the importance of collaboration between mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as the vital role played by software developers, prototyping engineers, and machine design CAD in modern technology. As the world continues to face environmental challenges, the development of sustainable and efficient technology such as the CO2 capture system is crucial in creating a more sustainable future for all.