Fuel Quality and Combustion Impacts on Emissions

Over the years, EPRI’s Integrated Environmental Controls program (P75) has done much work to evaluate the various factors affecting the performance of post-combustion environmental controls. However, the impacts of fuel quality and/or challenging combustion conditions on integrated post-combustion environmental controls have never been directly correlated, nor has guidance been documented regarding methods to minimize the...

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Technology Review: Post-Combustion Carbon Capture for Natural Gas Fired Power Plants

Coal power plants have so far been the focus of regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions; however, natural gas power plants are also large point source emitters of CO2. CO2 regulations currently considered for coal power plants are expected to ultimately expand to apply to NGCC power plants. Conventional wisdom has suggested that a post-combustion carbon...

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Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Technology Development: 2017 Update

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is widely believed to be an important tool in helping to reduce CO2 emissions from anthropogenic sources. CCS technology development aims to reduce the approximately 20–25% imposed electrical load and 40–60% cost of electricity (COE) increase imposed by near-term CCS technologies on coal-fired power plants. Although next-generation technologies are being developed...

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