• APG2 Combustion of Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas

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Today the IFRF publishes a downloadable version of the APG2 report F98/y/2 describing further semi-industrial scale tests on the combustion of pulverised coal in a mixture of oxygen and recycled flue gases. This early (1995) IFRF work on mitigation of CO2 emissions from coal fired utility boilers is becoming of increasing relevance to IFRF Members as pressure to reduce CO2 emissions increases. The report describes the search for optimum recycle/oxygen parameters. This is the third of a number of reports that have been extracted from the IFRF archive to increase their accessibility to IFRF Members.

F98/y/2 is the 2nd of a series of Research Reports prepared at the IFRF Research Station in the period 1994-1995.  The IFRF work was part of a wider co-operative programme co-funded by the European Commission within the JouleII programme.

The general objective was to assess the technical and economic feasibility of carbon dioxide separation from the flue gas of coal fired power plant for subsequent sequestration. This process could permit near zero carbon dioxide emissions from power production from fossil sources. It can be achieved by increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the flue gas to levels where efficient liquefaction becomes feasible.

The overall programme was divided into three project areas, with overall coordination by the IFRF. The Project Area reported in F98/y/2 was  pulverised coal combustion systems for CO2 capture. This part of the APG programme was coordinated by Babcock Energy Limited (now Mitsui Babcock). Partners were:

  • University of Ulster (GB)
  • University of Naples (IT)
  • Air Products (GB)

F98/y/2 describes the second phase of the APG experiment performed at the IFRF Research Station. This work, along with APG1, was probably the first demonstration of the process at a near industrial scale. Although now a decade old, this work retains its relevance and sets the scene for the present day major research thrust on this aspect of Carbon Sequestration.

IFRF Members may download the report free of charge as a PDF file from http://www.research.ifrf.net  after agreeing to the usual IFRF disclaimer. This page also provides links to all the IFRF Research Reports published in 2005/6.

The IFRF gratefully acknowledges the support and encouragement of Mitsui Babcock (MBEL) in the preparation of this PDF version of F98/y/2.