CAPRICE Project – Engineering Study on the Integration of Post Combustion Capture Technology into the Power Plant Gas Path and Heat Cycle

The engineering options for integrating the gas path components of a post combustion capture plant into a power plant have been investigated. In addition, an established power plant model and a verified post combustion capture process model have been integrated to simulate power plant equipped with post combustion CO2 capture and compression. A power plant simulation tool was used to optimize the overall thermal efficiency resulting from the introduction of an MEA based CO2 capture process into state of the art power plant. The optimum approach to integration of the capture process into the power plant steam cycle is reported.