Ranking of enabling technologies for oxy-fuel based carbon capture

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The USDOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has begun a process to identify and rank enabling technologies that have significant impacts on pulverized coal oxy-fuel systems. Oxy-fuel combustion has been identified as a potential method for effectively capturing carbon in coal fired power plants. Presently there are a number of approaches for carbon capture via oxy-fuel combustion and it is important to order those approaches so that new research can concentrate on those technologies with high potentials to substantially lower the cost of reduced carbon electricity generation. NETL evaluates these technologies using computer models to determine the energy use of ... continued below

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Ochs, T.L.; Oryshchyn, D.L. & Ciferno, J.P. June 1, 2007.

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The USDOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has begun a process to identify and rank enabling technologies that have significant impacts on pulverized coal oxy-fuel systems. Oxy-fuel combustion has been identified as a potential method for effectively capturing carbon in coal fired power plants. Presently there are a number of approaches for carbon capture via oxy-fuel combustion and it is important to order those approaches so that new research can concentrate on those technologies with high potentials to substantially lower the cost of reduced carbon electricity generation. NETL evaluates these technologies using computer models to determine the energy use of each technology and the potential impact of improvements in the technologies on energy production by a power plant. Near-term sub-critical boiler technologies are targeted for this analysis because: • most of the world continues to build single reheat sub-critical plants; • the overwhelming number of coal fired power plants requiring retrofit for CO2 capture are sub-critical plants. In addition, even in the realm of new construction, subcritical plants are common because they are well understood, easy to operate and maintain, fuel tolerant, and reliable. Following the initial investigation into sub-critical oxy-fuel technology, future investigations will move into the supercritical range.

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Publisher - in Proceedings of the 32nd International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems: The Power of Coal, CD-ROM, Coal Technoogy Association, Gaithersburg, MD, ISBN 0-932066-32-1, pp. 31-42

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  • 32nd International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, Clearwater, FL, June 10-15, 2007

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  • Report No.: DOE/NETL-IR-2007-157
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 915510
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc891480

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Ochs, T.L.; Oryshchyn, D.L. & Ciferno, J.P. Ranking of enabling technologies for oxy-fuel based carbon capture, article, June 1, 2007; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc891480/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.