Modelling and Simulation of the Start-Up Process of Coal Fired Power Plants with Post-Combustion CO2 Capture

3 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2019 Last revised: 19 Apr 2019

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Thomas Marx-Schubach

Hamburg University of Technology - Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Gerhard Schmitz

Hamburg University of Technology

Date Written: September 3, 2019

Abstract

A detailed model of a post-combustion CO2 capture plant (pcc-plant) is developed in the Modelica language which allows the simulation of start-up and shutdown processes. The model of the pcc-plant is coupled to a simplified model of a coal fired power plant to investigate the coupled process. To guarantee a stable and automatic operation, a sequential control for start-up and shutdown procedures is implemented in both plants. Two case studies, focussing on the pcc-plant, are subsequently performed in this contribution. In the first case study, the influence of different parameters and input variables on the start-up time is investigated in order to analyze the start-up process of the pcc-plant. The varied variables are the steam flow rate to the reboiler, the solvent flow rate and the total amount of solvent in the pcc-plant. In the second case study two different start-up control structures for the carbon capture plant are proposed and their performances are presented and compared.

Keywords: Capture, Modelling, Post-combustion, CO2, GHGT-14

Suggested Citation

Marx-Schubach, Thomas and Schmitz, Gerhard, Modelling and Simulation of the Start-Up Process of Coal Fired Power Plants with Post-Combustion CO2 Capture (September 3, 2019). 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3332620

Thomas Marx-Schubach (Contact Author)

Hamburg University of Technology - Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics ( email )

Denickestrasse 17
Hamburg, 21073
Germany

Gerhard Schmitz

Hamburg University of Technology

Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
Hamburg, DE Hamburg 21073
Germany

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