Optimization of an Existing Coal-fired Power Plant with CO2 Capture

DOI: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B030   PDF   HTML     5,049 Downloads   6,134 Views   Citations

Abstract

Nowadays, the worsening environmental issue caused by CO2 emission is greatly aggravated by human activity. Many CO2 reduction technologies are under fast development. Among these, monoethanolamine (MEA) based CO2 capture technology has been paid great attention. However, when connecting the CO2 capture process with a coal-fired power plant, the huge energy and efficiency penalty caused by CO2 capture has become a serious problem for its application. Thus, it is of great significance to reduce the related energy consumption. Based on an existing coal-fired power plant, this paper proposes a new way for the decarburized retrofitting of the coal-fired power plant, which helps to improve the overall efficiency of the power plant with less energy and efficiency penalty. The decarburized retrofitting scheme proposed will provide a new route for the CO2 capture process in China.

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Y. Wu, W. Liu and Y. Yang, "Optimization of an Existing Coal-fired Power Plant with CO2 Capture," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 157-161. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B030.

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