CCS and Power Systems
Advanced Energy Systems - Gasification Systems
Advanced Reactor Design for Integrated WGS/Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture
Performer: TDA Research Inc.
Project No: FE0012048
The project will demonstrate the technical and economic viability of an integrated water-gas-shift (WGS) catalyst/carbon dioxide (CO2) removal/thermal management system for an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant and a coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant. It will explore the best reactor design option that allows for the integration of a proven high temperature CO2 adsorbent and a commercial WGS catalyst with improved thermal management. It will also use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling to assess the potential of using filter tubes for direct evaporative cooling while simultaneously supplying the process with the reactant steam. New reactors will be fabricated to evaluate the performance of the integrated system, first in the bench-scale tests and then in a field demonstration using actual coal-derived synthesis gas.