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Performer:  Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Location:  Livermore, California
Project Duration:  09/01/1987 – 09/30/2013 Award Number:  FWP-FEW0709
Technology Area:  Coal Utilization Sciences Total Award Value:  $10,700,000
Key Technology:   DOE Share:  $9,730,000
Performer Share:  $970,000

The experimental setup in the<br/>Char Combustion Laboratory (CCL).
The experimental setup in the
Char Combustion Laboratory (CCL).

Project Description

The overall objective is to develop key fundamental information on the kinetics of advanced combustion and gasification systems to assist with design and commercialization. One objective is to improve the understanding of the formation and destruction of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) during oxygen (O2)/carbon dioxide (CO2) recycle combustion of pulverized coal for zero-emission power, which is important for oxygen enhanced coal combustion. A second objective is to provide experimental measurements of the gasification kinetics of coal char at high temperatures and elevated pressures. This information is needed to improve the phenomenological understanding and comprehensive computational fluid dynamic modeling of entrained flow gasifiers (e.g., Shell, Destec, and Texaco designs) and transported bed gasifiers (KBR design).

Project Benefits

This project will focus on the development of key fundamental information: the kinetics of advanced combustion and gasification systems to assist with design and commercialization. These advancements will lead to improvements in energy efficiency, availability, fuel flexibility, and capital effectiveness of modern coal boilers and gasifiers.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Steven Seachman: steven.seachman@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky: robert.romanosky@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Christopher Shaddix: crshadd@sandia.gov