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Main Title Costs for advanced coal combustion technologies /
Author Martinez, J. A. ; Snow, G. C. ; Maibodi, M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Snow, G. C.
Maibodi, M.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-02-4286; EPA/600/7-90/015
Stock Number PB90-255688
Subjects Coal--Combustion--Costs.
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Mathematical models ; Economic models ; Combustion products ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Fluidized bed processing ; Coal gasification ; Cost effectiveness ; Capitalized costs ; Coal fired power plants ; Coal combustion ; Technology utilization ; Combined-cycle power plants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-255688 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 11 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
The report gives results of an evaluation of the development status of advanced coal combustion technologies and discusses the preparation of performance and economic models for their application to electric utility plants. The technologies addressed were atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC), pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC), and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC). The development status was also reviewed for pulverized-coal-fired (PC) boilers incorporating supercritical steam cycles. Although advanced combustion technologies are attractive due to decreased SO2 and NOx emission characteristics and potentially higher generating efficiencies, full commercial readiness does not appear feasible before the mid to late 1990s. Capital cost estimates for a new plant at 500 MW ranged from $1,250 to $1,910/kW for advanced technologies and from $1,380 to $1,810/kW for conventional systems. Capital cost estimates for PFBC (turbocharged cycle) and conventional plants with add-on SO2 and NOx controls were within 4% of the median cost ($1,580/kW) of all technologies evaluated. AFBC costs averaged 12% less than this median, while IGCC costs averaged 11% above the median. Potential capital cost savings for repowering an existing plant versus constructing a new facility at the same final capacity are between 10 and 40%.
"EPA/600/7-90/015." "August 1990." Microfiche.