See more categories

Post Combustion Capture fact sheet

Year Level(s) Years 3-6 Years 7-10 Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Engineering Technology Geography Science SOSE General Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Coal & Low Emission Technology Energy Environment Non-Renewable Energy
Resource Type Fact Sheet
Publish Date 1st Feb 2010

Find out how power stations can reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases. This fact sheet describes the process of post combustion capture (PCC) in power stations. It identifies the benefits associated with capturing most of the carbon dioxide contained in flue gases. A flow diagram illustrates the process of post combustion capture.

Educational value statement

  • Includes lists of advantages and disadvantages of post combustion capture.
  • Provides an example of how scientific knowledge can be used to solve a real-world problem.
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF or MSWord file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe the process of post combustion capture of carbon dioxide from power station flue gases.
  • Students explain how post combustion capture can contribute to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Students identify the advantages and disadvantages of post combustion capture of carbon dioxide.


  • Science Understanding: Chemical sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science

Australian Curriculum content statements

Science: ACSSU095 (6); ACSHE120 (7); ACSSU179 (9); ACSHE135 (8); ACSHE136(8)

Post combustion capture fact sheet - Word version

    File Type
    File Size
    471 KB

« back to listing

Scientists just made a breakthrough with hydrogen powered cars, 13 Aug 2018 Ergon Energy Apprenticeships open for application, 8 Aug 2018 Resurgent resources boosting jobs in Queensland, 5 Aug 2018