TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Coal, Biomass, and Alternative Fuels

Performance Analysis of Evaporative Biomass Air Turbine Cycle With Gasification for Topping Combustion

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J. Wolf, F. Barone, J. Yan

Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology/Energy Processes, Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 124(4), 757-761 (Sep 24, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1492834 History: Received December 01, 2000; Revised March 01, 2001; Online September 24, 2002
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The system without the gasification unit: GT=gas turbine, SFC=solid fuel combustion (biomass), HR=heat recovery (Yan et al. 8)
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Flow sheet of the EvGT-BAT process integrated with gasification
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Comparison of efficiencies between the reference system with natural gas as additional fuel (NG) and the EvGT-BAT system with an integrated gasification (Syngas) and its modification to improve the heat recovery (HRx)
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Efficiency improvements when drying the biomass feedstock. 1=only the biomass for the gasification process is dried; 2=all biomass is dried; 3=reference system with natural gas and no drying; 4=reference system with natural gas when all biomass is dried.
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Biomass flow rate into the furnace (SFC) and the gasifier and the resulting efficiency versus HTHx operation temperature (TIT constant at 1100°C)
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Comparison between the theoretic dimension of a gasifier in EvGT-BAT at different HTHx temperature with a comparable gasifier in IGCC



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