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Performer:  National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Project Duration:  10/01/2011 – 09/30/2016 Award Number:  FWP-2012.04.01
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies Total Award Value:  $22,476,212
Key Technology:  Innovative Energy Concepts DOE Share:  $22,476,212
Performer Share:  $0

Comparisons between the parallel implementation<br/>using Open-MP and serial version of MFIX-DEM,<br/>for a bubbling fluidized bed
Comparisons between the parallel implementation
using Open-MP and serial version of MFIX-DEM,
for a bubbling fluidized bed

Project Description

Innovative Process Technologies is challenged with the development of innovative cost-effective technologies that promote efficiency, environmental performance, and availability of advanced energy systems, and the development of computational tools that shorten development timelines of advanced energy systems. This project is focused on five distinct research tasks: (i) Sensors; (ii) Power Electronics and Energetic Materials; (iii) Innovative Energy Concepts; (iv) Computational Materials; and (v) Multiphase Flow.

Project Benefits

Innovative energy technologies are often at the lower end of the technology readiness scale, but their success would lead to revolutionary changes in the energy market. Expected benefits include (1) increase in capacity factor and RAM (reliability, availability, and maintainability) for lower cost of electricity (COE) via refractory development; (2) improved efficiency by enabling/ and increasing syngas heat recovery by through reducing reduction of convective fouling and increase the understanding of the impact that fuel properties and additives have on carbon conversion, slag, and fouling; (3) dynamic simulation, control, and virtual plant technology to provide "training experience" for new gasification technologies with carbon capture; (4) enable low-rank coal and mixed-feed gasification performance prediction and improvements by developing a hierarchy of models with uncertainty quantification, and developing industry- ready technology to address proposed EPA mercury rules.

Presentations, Papers, and Publications

  • IPT – Direct Power Extraction (April 2015)
    Presented by Rigel Woodside, National Energy Technology Laboratory, 2015 NETL Crosscutting Technology Research Review Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Karol Schrems:
Technology Manager Briggs White:
Principal Investigator Cathy Summers: