Zero-emission fuel-fired power plants with ion transport membrane


Yantovski, E. and Gorski, J. and Smyth, B. and Elshof, J. ten (2004) Zero-emission fuel-fired power plants with ion transport membrane. Energy, 29 (12-15). pp. 2077-2088. ISSN 0360-5442

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Abstract:Firstly, some points in relation to the history of zero-emissions power cycles are highlighted. Amongst the many schemes, only one which deals with the combustion of a fuel in “artificial air” (i.e. a mixture of oxygen and re-circulated carbon dioxide), is selected.

This paper describes the zero emission, gas-fired power plant for electricity generation. In previous papers, the oxygen for combustion was supplied by commercially available cryogenic air separation techniques. In the publication, it is supplied by a new and innovative separation technology—ion transport membrane (ITM) oxygen. The ITM process uses dense, nonporous, mixed-conducting ceramic membranes to separate oxygen from air when the latter is supplied at a temperature between 800 and 900 °C and at a pressure between 15 and 40 bar. The only atmospheric emission from the plant is oxygen-depleted air, which is harmless. A schematic of the power plant, its description, and the results of a computer simulation are reported here. The cycle T–s diagram at a design point (not optimised) is given.
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Additional information:Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 July 2002
Copyright:© 2004 Elsevier
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