Thermo-economic evaluation of coal power plants with CO2 capture
Actually the world is facing the dual challenge of energy supply security and mitigating climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions. In this context different alternatives to reduce the atmospheric CO2 emissions are increasing the efficiency, switching to renewable resource and reduce emissions from fossil resources by CO2 capture and storage (CCS) . In power plants three different CCS concepts have emerged: post-combustion applying an end of pipe technology to remove CO2, oxy-fuel combustion (i.e. pure O2 oxidation) and pre-combustion (i.e. H2 routes). Coal power plants are supplying a large amount of the world's electricity and contributing to the CO2 emissions increase. The goal of the project is to study the performance of coal power with CO2 capture and to assess the energy penalty and cost of capturing CO2.