Energy, Vol.166, 183-192, 2019
Carbon dioxide purity and combustion characteristics of oxy firing compared to air firing in a pilot-scale circulating fluidized bed
This study aims to optimize the oxy-circulating fluidized bed combustion (oxy-CFBC) process by reducing the amount of flue gas with high-purity carbon dioxide. To achieve this, the stable transition from air mode to oxy mode is tested and validated in a 0.1-MW oxy-CFBC test rig. The results prove that flue gas carbon dioxide separation can achieve 96 vol% (dry) through a stable transition from air mode to oxy mode. Moreover, flue gas production emitted in oxy mode is reduced to one fifth compared to air mode. The proven technologies and oxy-fuel combustion database from this test rig operating experience can be used as empirical operating parameters for the next steps such as demonstration and commercial scale operation. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Oxy-fuel combustion;Oxy-CFBC;Carbon dioxide purity;Recycled flue gas;Emission;Combustion efficiency