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Main Title Technoeconomic appraisal of integrated gasification combined-cycle power generation /
Author Fraser, Malcolm D.
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Author Title of a Work
Jones, Julian W.
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/7-90/017; EPA-68-02-3893; EPA-68-02-4397
Stock Number PB90-272071
Subjects Coal gasification--Technological innovations--United States
Additional Subjects Coal gasification ; Electric power generation ; Air pollution control ; Boilers ; Gas turbines ; Exhaust gases ; Heat recovery ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur dioxide ; Economic analysis ; Combined-cycle power plants ; Stationary pollutant sources ; US EPA
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NTIS  PB90-272071 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 139 pages ; 28 cm
The report is a technoeconomic appraisal of the integrated (coal) gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) system. Although not yet a proven commercial technology, IGCC is a future competitive technology to current pulverized-coal boilers equipped with SO2 and NOx controls, because of its potential for increased thermal efficiency and very low emission rates. However, its not yet being proven commercially will influence its rate of market penetration and its possible impact on future emissions. The first IGCC plant to supply electricity to a U.S. utility system has been demonstrated at Southern California Edison's Cool Water Generating Station near Barstow, CA, using Texaco's coal gasification process. This demonstration has provided significant data for process improvements and has indicated the basic operability of combined chemical process/power generation technology. However, remaining technical questions include: plant operation over an extended period with high-sulfur eastern coal; operability of the Texaco gasifier at full throughput; materials of construction; and plant availability/reliability. One advantage of IGCC systems is their potential for phased construction of partial plant capacity to more closely match the currently slow electricity demand growth.
Caption title. "September 1990." "EPA/600/7-90/017." "Julian W. Jones, work assignment manager." Microfiche.