CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Gasification Systems


Dry Solids Pump Coal Feed Technology Program


Performer: Aerojet Rocketdyne

Project No: FE0012062


Project Scope and Technology Readiness Level


Aerojet Rocketdyne will prepare the DSP and test facility for testing at a pump capacity of 400 tpd (up to 600 tpd) and discharge pressure of 1200 psi. Project personnel will conduct scraper upgrade optimization and demonstration testing using Illinois #6 coal and design, fabricate, and test component hardware in small-scale component test rigs and/or the DSP. Selected coal will be tested in the DSP and the data analyzed and analytical tools and models updated to support a techno-economic analysis (TEA). A conceptual design of a 1000 tpd high pressure DSP system will be created based on operations performed using the 400 tpd (up to 600 tpd) DSP, analysis of associated test data, and the updated models. The TEA will be used to quantify the benefits of DSP technology by comparing a DSP-integrated plant configuration to a reference case baseline exhibiting conventional technology (i.e., lock hopper feed system). The TEA focus is on integrated gasification and combined cycle power generation with ninety-percent carbon capture.

The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessment identifies the current state of readiness of the key technologies being developed under the DOE’s Clean Coal Research Program. This project has not been assessed.

The TRL assessment process and its results including definition and description of the levels may be found in the "2012 Technology Readiness Assessment-Analysis of Active Research Portfolio"


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