Oxy-fuel power plant design


Supervisors: Professor M Pourkashanian, Professor W Nimmo

Conceptual designs for coal-fired power plants seek improved methods of heat and process integration to improve overall plant efficiency using conventional technologies for power generation and oxygen production. At the same time, it is necessary to ensure operating flexibility (to provide dispatchable power to meet the challenge of the intermittency of renewables3), fuel flexibility to use the cheapest fuels (including biomass to further reduce CO2 emissions), plant/component reliability and the production of consistent transport-ready CO2 are not compromised.

Areas for investigation include

  • system integration
  • air separation unit integration
  • CO2 processing unit integration
  • energy integration
  • efficiency, low grade heat integration, fuel drying potential

For further information contact Professor Derek B Ingham (d.ingham@sheffield.ac.uk).

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