TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Cycle Innovations

Natural Gas Decarbonization to Reduce CO2 Emission From Combined Cycles—Part II: Steam-Methane Reforming

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G. Lozza, P. Chiesa

Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 Milan 20133, Italy

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 124(1), 89-95 (Feb 01, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1395582 History: Received November 01, 1999; Revised February 01, 2000
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Rate of methane conversion in a reformer reactor as a function of the temperature, as predicted by chemical equilibrium for two pressures (1 and 15 bar) and for different steam/natural gas mass ratios (SGR)
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Conceptual plant scheme of a combined cycle with steam/methane reforming
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Plant configuration of a combined cycle with steam reforming and CO2 sequestration by chemical absorption
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Qualitative temperature profile inside the reformer, as stipulated for the plant configuration of Fig. 3
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Operating conditions of the reheat gas turbine optimized for application within a combined cycle with steam reforming
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Cost of electricity of the configurations described by Table 5, as a function of a “carbon tax” applied to the carbon dioxide released to the ambient



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