Industrial Engineering & Management

ISSN: 2169-0316

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Simulation of the Effects of Turbine Exhaust Recirculation on the Composition of Flue Gas for a CO2 Capture Unit


Ahmed Mohamed Al Menhali, Abdulla Ali AL Marzooqi, Abdul Rahman Saleh Alameri, Abdulla Mohamed Al Ameri and Zin Eddine Dadach

For an effective CO2 absorption by amines, the flue gas should contain at least 10% (mol.) of CO2. Moreover, in order to avoid technical problems related to the oxidative degradation of amines, the flue gas should also contain less than 5% (mol.) of O2. This paper presents preliminary calculations and simulation of the effects of Flue gas recirculation (FGR) ratios and excess air (EA) on the temperature and the concentration of CO2 and O2 in the exhaust gas of a natural-gas fired turbine. The results of the methodology utilized (preliminary calculations and simulation) indicate that, for a gas turbine that limits the temperature of the exhaust gas leaving the combustor at 1035°C, an excess air (EA) of 200% and a Flue Gas Recirculation (FGR) ratio of 0.65 are needed to fit the requirements of an effective absorption process by amines. For a turbine that allows temperatures as high as 1480°C, the operating parameters (EA=100% and FGR ratio of 0.4) will be selected.


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