A modular Process Simulator, CAMEL®, developed by the University of Roma 1, has been applied to analyse a series of "zero emissions" high efficiency cycles. This paper compares three different cycles integrated with CO2separation technologies based on chemical or physical absorption upstream of the combustion process: pure hydrogen is burnt in presence of pure oxygen to produce superheated steam. All solutions are based on nonconventional plant configurations: two of them are H2/O2cycles and the third one is the so called ZECOTECH® cycle. The main features of all three configurations are presented and their thermodynamic cycles are simulated in order to perform an exergy analysis.
|Pages (from-to)||11 - 20|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Thermodynamics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics