CCS and Power Systems
Advanced Energy Systems - Advanced Combustion Systems
Advanced Oxy-Combustion Technology Development and Scale Up for New and Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
Performer: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Project No: FE0009448
The project was selected for continuation into Phase II. The Aspen model was refined to accurately assess the final configuration with the best cost of electricity based on integrated analysis performed by Aerojet Rocketdyne and Linde. In particular, integration of flue gas low quality heat and compression inter-stage cooling with the boiler feed water stream were of particular importance in improving operational expenditure. Project personnel sought quotes for certain pieces of equipment, and in many cases, the Aspen Capital Cost Analyzer was used to determine appropriate installed costs for the plant in order to complete the economic analysis report. Laboratory studies were conducted at the Pennsylvania State University to address oxygen content and pressurized heat release testing of the sample coal. Sulfation testing and cold flow tests were completed to anchor some of the particle velocity assumptions being used in the kinetics model.