Coal Combustion and Gasification Science

 

The experimental setup in the<br/>Char Combustion Laboratory (CCL).
The experimental setup in the
Char Combustion Laboratory (CCL).
Performer: 
SNL - Sandia National Laboratories
Website:  SNL - Sandia National Laboratories - CA
Award Number:  FWP-FEW0709
Project Duration:  09/01/1987 – 09/30/2013
Total Award Value:  $10,700,000
DOE Share:  $9,730,000
Performer Share:  $970,000
Technology Area:  Coal Utilization Sciences
Key Technology: 
Location:  Livermore, California

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.

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
 

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