Off-design operation of coal power plant integrated with natural gas fueled molten carbonate fuel cell as CO
Gabriele Discepoli , Jarosław Milewski , Umberto Desideri
AbstractThe paper presents an experimental investigation of a Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC) fueled by methane in order to predict how to reduce CO2emissions from the flue gas of a real power plant. MCFCs can be placed in the flue gas stream of a fossil fired power plant to separate CO2by transferring it from the cathode side to the anode side. As a result, a mixture of CO2and H2O is separated from which pure CO2can be obtained through condensation of water. The main advantages of this solution are: additional power generation, reduced CO2emissions and higher system efficiency. Furthermore, coal plants seem to be the ideal candidate to retrofit with MCFC plant due to their high exhaust CO2content and to the low cost of the fuel that encourages its application despite the narrower emission requirement. The experimental results show that use of an MCFC could reduce CO2emissions by 90% with over 30% efficiency in additional power generation and by demonstrating a broad range of different operative conditions.
|Journal series||International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, ISSN 0360-3199|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Molten carbonate fuel cell Carbon capture Coal plant Off-design operation Experimental|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Score|| = 30.0, 26-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 26-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 9; = 14; : 2016 = 1.311; : 2016 = 3.582 (2) - 2016=3.647 (5)|
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