Simultaneous Waste Heat and Water Recovery from Power Plant Flue Gases for Advanced Energy System


Transport Membrane Condenser (TMC) concept.
Transport Membrane Condenser (TMC) concept.
Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
Website:  Institute of Gas Technology
Award Number:  FE0024092
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016
Total Award Value:  $630,000
DOE Share:  $500,000
Performer Share:  $130,000
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology:  Water Management R&D
Location:  Des Plaines, Illinois

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.

Contact Information

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

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