Advanced Combustion

Oxygen-Based PC Boiler
Foster Wheeler NA Corporation
Project Number: FC26-04NT42207 & FC26-03NT41736

Spatial Comparison of an Air-Fired Furnace versus an Oxygen-Fired Furnace.

Spatial Comparison of an Air-Fired Furnace versus an Oxygen-Fired Furnace.

Foster Wheeler North America Corporation will conduct to two projects to improve carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology by developing a conceptual pulverized coal-fired boiler system design using oxygen as the combustion medium.  Using oxygen instead of air produces a flue gas with a high CO2 concentration, which will facilitate CO2 capture for subsequent sequestration.

The first project will develop modeling simulations that will lead to a conceptual design that addresses costs, performance, and emissions, and will conclude with a comparison to conventional systems.

The second project will involve computational fluid dynamics modeling to predict the gas compositions that will exist throughout and along the walls of oxy-combustion boilers.  The program will also use laboratory testing to determine the effects of oxy-combustion conditions on conventional boiler tube materials and to determine the effects of oxy-combustion on alternative higher-alloy tube materials.

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Contacts:

  • For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, Timothy Fout.
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