Exergy-based comparative assessment of "zero CO

Valentina Amati, Enrico Sciubba, Paolo Fiorini

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11 - 20
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Thermodynamics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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Amati, V., Sciubba, E., & Fiorini, P. (2006). Exergy-based comparative assessment of "zero CO. International Journal of Thermodynamics, 9(1), 11 - 20.