Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Technologies discusses this innovative power generation technology that combines modern coal gasification technology with both gas turbine and steam turbine power generation, an important emerging technology which has the potential to significantly improve the efficiencies and emissions of coal power plants.
The advantages of this technology over conventional pulverized coal power plants include fuel flexibility, greater efficiencies, and very low pollutant emissions. The book reviews the current status and future developments of key technologies involved in IGCC plants and how they can be integrated to maximize efficiency and reduce the cost of electricity generation in a carbon-constrained world.
The first part of this book introduces the principles of IGCC systems and the fuel types for use in IGCC systems. The second part covers syngas production within IGCC systems. The third part looks at syngas cleaning, the separation of CO2 and hydrogen enrichment, with final sections describing the gas turbine combined cycle and presenting several case studies of existing IGCC plants.
Dr Ting Wang is the Jack and Reba Matthey Endowed Chair of Energy Research, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of New Orleans, and Director of the Energy and Conversion and Conservation Center, USA. Dr Gary Stiegel is Director of the Major Project Division at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, USA. He is responsible for the Department of Energy's commercial demonstration projects within the Clean Coal Power Initiative and Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage programs.
1. An overview of IGCC systems Part I: Fuel types for use in IGCC systems 2. Utilization of coal in IGCC systems 3. Petroleum coke (petcoke) and refinery residues 4. Biomass feedstock for IGCC systems 5. Municipal wastes and other potential fuels for use in IGCC systems Part II: Syngas production and cooling 6. Gasification fundamentals 7. Effect of coal nature on the gasification process 8. Major gasifiers for IGCC systems 9. Syngas cooling in IGCC systems Part III: Syngas cleaning, separation of CO2 and hydrogen enrichment 10. Wet scrubbing and gas filtration of syngas in IGCC systems 11. Acid gas removal from syngas in IGCC plants 12. Hydrogen production in IGCC systems 13. Integration of carbon capture in IGCC systems 14. By-products from the integrated gas combined cycle in IGCC systems Part IV: The combined cycle power island and IGCC system simulations 15. The gas and steam turbines and combined cycle in IGCC systems Part V: Case studies of existing IGCC plants 16. A simulated IGCC case study without CCS 17. Dynamic IGCC system simulator 18. Case study: Wabash River Coal Gasification Repowering Project, USA 19. Case study: Nuon-Buggenum, The Netherlands 20. Case Study: ELCOGAS Puertollano IGCC power plant, Spain 21. Case study: Sarlux IGCC power plant, Italy 22. Case study: Nakoso IGCC power plant, Japan 23. Case study: Kemper County IGCC project, USA 24. Improvement opportunities for IGCC 25. The current status and future prospects for IGCC systems