CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Gasification Systems

Mitigation of Syngas Cooler Plugging and Fouling

Performer: Reaction Engineering International

Project No: FE0007952

Project Description

This project will develop a better understanding of ash deposition onto refractory and metal surfaces associated with the syngas cooler used in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants that incorporate a two-stage gasifier. Plugging and fouling of syngas coolers will be evaluated and specific mitigation methods validated. The successful completion of this project will result in improved availability and reliability of the syngas cooler and thereby improve the availability of the overall IGCC plant.

From left to right: Laminar Entrained Flow Reactor, Pilot Scale Entrained Flow Gasifier, Syngas Cooler CFD Model

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