Integrating IT-SOFC and gasification combined cycle with methanation reactor and hydrogen firing for near zero-emission power generation from coal

Matteo C. Romano, Vincenzo Spallina, Stefano Campanari

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Abstract

Application of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) in gasification-based power plants would represent a turning point in the power generation sector, allowing to considerably increase the electric efficiency of coal-fired power stations while reducing CO2 and other pollutant emissions. The aim of this paper is the thermodynamic assessment of a SOFC-based IGFC plant with methanation reactor, hydrogen post-firing and CO2 capture by physical absorption. The configuration proposed allows to obtain a very high net efficiency (51.6%), overcoming the main limits of configurations assessed in previous works.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1168-1175
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT -10) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Sep 201023 Sep 2010
http://sdg.iisd.org/.../10th-international-conference-on-greenhouse-gas-c.

Bibliographical note

Proceedings of the International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies GHGT-10, 19-23 September 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Keywords

  • Absorption
  • Fuel cell
  • Gasification
  • IGFC
  • Methanation
  • SOFC

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