Thermophysical properties of CO2/H2O mixtures Condensation processes relevant for oxy-fuel cycles
02.05.2007 – 31.03.2010
Condensers for separation of CO2 and steam are central devices in oxygen-fired power plants with CO2 capture, so called Oxy-Fuel processes. The project aims at studying the fluid flow dynamics, the heat transfer process, and the condensation process for C O2/H2O mixtures in order to provide necessary data for estimation of performance potential of such systems. The main target for the proposed project is to achieve an in-depth understanding of the separation process at varying thermal conditions and with varying fluid compositions. The information gained through the proposed project will be important design data for improved condenser solutions that need to be implemented in order to reduce capital cost and increase the thermal efficiency of the power plants. A good understanding of the CO2 separation process is also important because quality of produced CO2 can be a critical factor for the end users. The proposed project is a co-operation between University of Stavanger (UoS), International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS) and Risavika Gas Center.