CCS and Power Systems
Crosscutting Research - University Training and Research
AOI: Development of Metal Oxide Nanostructure-Based Optical Sensors for Fossil Fuel Derived Gases Measurement at High Temperature
Project No: FE0003859
Program Background and Project Benefits
The Advanced Research Sensors and Controls Program is leading the effort to develop sensing devices, control technologies, and methods to achieve integrated and intelligent power systems. The program is led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and is implemented through Research and Development agreements with other national laboratories, industry, and academia. The program strategy is to develop robust sensing approaches using durable materials and highly automated process controls to optimize advanced power systems operation and performance.
Real-time gas composition analysis has multiple critical applications for the energy industry. The precise knowledge of fuel gas composition and key post combustion derivatives play important roles in improving energy production efficiency and reducing pollution.
The expected outcome of this project will be high-sensitivity optical sensors that can rapidly measure a wide array of fossil fuel gas species in real time for automatic control over large combustors and fuel cells. The precise and real-time knowledge of fuel gas composition and its derivatives after combustion will play an important role in improving energy production efficiency and reducing pollution.