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Co-Production of Electricity and Alternate Fuels from Coal:  Final Report:  August 1995

Calderon Energy Company of Bowling Green

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Table of Contents

0.

Summary

0-1

1.

Introduction

1-1

1.1

Objective

1-1

1.2

Economic Benefits to Utilities

1-3

1.3

Underlying Technology Clean Coal Conversion

1-4

1.4

Brief Description of Process

1-4

1.5

Process Demonstration

1-6

2.

Process Development Unit, PDU, Description

2-1

2.1

Make-Up of PDU

2-1

2.1.1

Coal Feeding and Charging

2-1

2.1.2

Pyrolysis Tube

2-5

2.1.3

Char Guide, Connecting the Pyrolyzer and Gasifier

2-6

2.1.4

Air Blown Char Gasifier

2-7

2.1.5

Gas Clean Up Cracking, Desulfurization, Sorbent Regeneration, S Recovery

2-9

(NOTE Page 2.5 is missing from Report)

 

3.

Process Development Unit, PDY, Shake-Down

3-1

3.1

Problems Encountered and Corrected

3-1

3.2

Comments

3-5

4.

Process Development Unit, PDU, Forty Eight, 48, Hour Test

4-1

4.1

Preparation for Test

4-1

4.2

Start of Test

4-7

4.3

Test Proper

4-8

4.4

Regenerator Test

4-21

5.

Technical Analysis of PDU Test Results: Material and Energy Balances

5-1

5.1

Results:  Coal Gasification

5-1

5.2

Results:  Sorbent Regeneration

5-14

5.3

Conclusions

5-16

5.4

Recommendations for Future PDU Runs

5-18

5.5

References for Section 5

5-20

6.

Commercial Plant Design Basis and Description

6-1

6.1

Process Components

6-4

6.2

Process Features

6-4

6.2.1

Positive Displacement Coal Feed

6-5

6.2.2

Horizontal Pyrolysis:  Pretreatment of Gasifier Feed

6-5

6.2.3

Air Blown, Moving Bed Char Gasification

6-5

6.2.4

Integrated Hot Gas Cleanup Sulfur Recovery

6-6

6.2.5

Environmental Impacts

6-7

6.2.6

Potential Productivity

6-8

7.

Commercial Application:  Capital and Operating Cost Estimates

7-1

7.1

Capital Costs

7-1

7.1.1

Total Plant Investment

7-1

7.1.2

Other Capital Requirements

7-2

7.2

Operating Costs and Revenues

7-2

8.

Commercial Application:  Process Economics

8-1

8.1

Economic Sensitivities

8-2