Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

Edited by

  • Ashok Rao, University of California, USA

Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising ways of improving fossil-fuel and biomass energy production. The combination of a gas and steam turbine working in tandem to produce power makes this type of plant highly efficient and allows for CO2 capture and sequestration before combustion. This book provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants.

After introductory chapters on basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design, the book reviews the main types of combined cycle system. Chapters discuss the technology, efficiency and emissions performance of natural gas-fired combined cycle (NGCC) and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) as well as novel humid air cycle, oxy-combustion turbine cycle systems. The book also reviews pressurised fluidized bed combustion (PFBC), externally fired combined cycle (EFCC), hybrid fuel cell turbine (FC/GT), combined cycle and integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) systems. The final chapter reviews techno-economic analysis of combined cycle systems.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Combined cycle systems for near-zero emission power generation is a standard reference for both industry practitioners and academic researchers seeking to improve the efficiency and environmental impact of power plants.
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Industry practitioners and academic researchers seeking to improve the efficiency and environmental impact of power plants


Book information

  • Published: April 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-013-3

Table of Contents

Combined cycle power plants; Advanced industrial gas turbines for power generation; Natural gas-fired combined cycle (NGCC) systems; Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) systems; Novel cycles: Humid air cycle systems; Novel cycles: Oxy-combustion turbine cycle systems; Pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) combined cycle systems; Externally fired combined cycle systems; Hybrid fuel cell gas turbine (FC/GT) combined cycle systems; Integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) systems; Techno-economic analysis of combined cycle systems.