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.
Technical Reports and Presentations:
- For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, Timothy Fout.