High Temperature High Velocity Direct Power Extraction Using an Open Cycle Oxy Combustion System


Direct power extraction combustor designed<br/>and tested using methane and oxygen.
Direct power extraction combustor designed
and tested using methane and oxygen.
University of Texas at El Paso
Website:  University of Texas at El Paso
Award Number:  FE0024062
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 06/30/2017
Total Award Value:  $624,706
DOE Share:  $499,706
Performer Share:  $125,000
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology:  Innovative Energy Concepts
Location:  El Paso, Texas

Project Description

This work proposes to develop novel combustor components that can be used in high temperature energy systems, such as oxy-fuel based magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) systems, which will reduce CO2 emissions and provide a combustor system that can be coupled to achieve high efficiency energy conversion rates. To meet this goal, existing facilities will be modified to accommodate a high temperature and high velocity oxy-fuel flow. Deliverables include the design, fabrication, characterization, testing, and documentation of the combustor system performance for use in future computational and system development and construction.


Project Benefits

The effort will demonstrate the feasibility of MHD oxy-combustion system components for use in electrical power generation as well as support the development of energy-efficient technologies that can be used in conjunction with carbon capture techniques. In addition, the outcome of the project will not only improve the fundamental understanding of oxy-fuel combustion and flame stability, it will also provide critical experimental data needed for the validation of modeling tools.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Jason Hissam: jason.hissam@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Briggs White: briggs.white@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Norman Love: NdLove@utep.edu

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