Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology
Advanced power plant materials, design and technology provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art of gas-fired and coal-fired power plants, their major components and performance improvement options. Part one critically reviews advanced power plant designs which target both higher efficiency and flexible operation, including reviews of combined cycle technology and materials performance issues.
Part two reviews major plant components for improved operation, including advanced membrane technology for both hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) separation, as well as flue gas handling technologies for improved emissions control of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), mercury, ash and particulates. The section concludes with coverage of high-temperature sensors, and monitoring and control technology that are essential to power plant operation and performance optimisation.
Part three begins with coverage of low-rank coal upgrading and biomass resource utilisation for improved power plant fuel flexibility. Routes to improve the environmental impact are also reviewed, with chapters detailing the integration of underground coal gasification and the application of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage. Finally, improved generation performance is reviewed with coverage of syngas and hydrogen (H2) production from fossil-fuel feedstocks.
With its distinguished international team of contributors, Advanced power plant materials, design and technology is a standard reference for all power plant engineers and operators, as well as to academics and researchers in this field.
Power plant engineers and operators, as well as to academics and researchers in this field
- Published: May 2010
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-515-6
...should fill a long-vacant gap in this most interesting of technological opportunities in chemical engineering., Review of chapter 13, Ian Burdon, Technical Director (Energy), Parsons Brinckerhoff.
â¦an indispensible reference for those who will be involved in the development of advanced power plants. It covers all of the bases including operational issues and environmental control., Professor Jim Skea, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre, UK