Simultaneous Waste Heat and Water Recovery from Power Plant Flue Gases for Advanced Energy System Email Page
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Performer:  Gas Technology Institute (GTI) Location:  Des Plaines, Illinois
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Award Number:  FE0024092
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies Total Award Value:  $630,000
Key Technology:  Water Management R&D DOE Share:  $500,000
Performer Share:  $130,000

Transport Membrane Condenser (TMC) concept.
Transport Membrane Condenser (TMC) concept.

Project Description

Based on past experience developing a Transport Membrane Condenser (TMC) for industrial boiler flue gas water and heat recovery, and coal power plant flue gas slip stream tests, Gas Technology Institute will enhance the TMC to greatly increase its water and energy recovery efficiency and lower its capital and operating costs for power plant applications.

Phase I objective is modeling, design and fabrication work, including low cost fabrication method evaluation. Phase II objective is to perform testing to verify performance and evaluate its application for power generation industry, carry out plant integration study and cost benefit analysis, and potentials for commercialization.

Project Benefits

This advanced version of the TMC can be applied to existing plants economically and most importantly, it can have a maximum waste heat and water recovery benefit for future advanced energy system flue gases, which have much higher moisture content that facilitates the TMC operation. Potentially, this project could save 8.3 billion tons of fresh water per year in existing U.S plants with an associated cost savings of $4.3 billion.

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Federal Project Manager Barbara Carney:
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator Dexin Wang: