Advanced Combustion

Oxygen-Fired CO2 Recycle for Application to Direct CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plants
Southern Research Institute
Project Number: FC26-05NT42430

Southern Research Institute (SRI) will explore the feasibility of retrofitting existing pulverized coal (PC) plants with oxy-combustion systems by developing, optimizing, and modeling combustion and carbon dioxide (CO2) recycle.  Oxy-combustion, which involves replacing air with pure oxygen in a PC boiler, has the potential to provide a more economical means of CO2 capture. 

The primary project goal is to thoroughly investigate, develop, optimize, and model oxy-combustion and CO2 recycle to assess its feasibility for retrofit to existing PC-fired power plants.  SRI will conduct flue gas recycle and oxy-combustion experiments on various coals in its pilot-scale Combustion Research Facility (CRF) and adjust the existing CRF computational fluid dynamics model to incorporate flue gas recycle and oxygen-firing. 

  Schematic of the Southern Research/Southern Company Combustion Research Facility.
  Schematic of the Southern Research/Southern Company Combustion Research Facility.

Technical Reports and Presentations:

Contacts:

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