The output and efficiency of a coal-fired power station unit fitted with CO2 capture equipment will be significantly lower than that of a similar plant without capture because some of the energy produced by burning the fuel will be needed to operate the added systems. Incorporating an aqueous amine-based CO2 scrubbing system in a simple arrangement could decrease the efficiency by as much as 30% of value. However, work at various research institutes and universities shows that the decrease in performance could be reduced by improved heat integration and other techniques. The present report reviews these studies.
Title: Power plant CO2 capture heat integration, CCC/260
Author(s): Dr Colin Henderson
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-9029-583-9
Publication Date: 01/12/2015