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Abstract

This report describes work by the British Coal Corporation to develop a computer software system that enables the user to create, modify and run simple flowsheeting models of the thermodynamic performances of direct liquefaction processes. The system includes a user framework to provide economic information, including capital and operating costs, for processes of interest. In addition, it enables the user to carry out parametric studies on the effects on process economics of altering either the process variables or the assumptions used in defining the thermodynamic performance of the process. The package, which has been named Access (A coal conversion economics simulation system) has been designed to be simple, flexible and user friendly, to run on a microcomputer and to require no particular computer programming expertise on the part of the user. The package has been used to simulate key stages of the liquid solvent extraction process for direct coal liquefaction under development by British Coal. A worked example showing the application of Access to this simulation problem is included in the main report.

Additional information

Authors: TOPPER J M, British Coal Corporation, Coal Research Establishment, Cheltenham (GB);CROSS P J I, British Coal Corporation, Coal Research Establishment, Cheltenham (GB);GOLDTHORPE S H, British Coal Corporation, Coal Research Establishment, Cheltenham (GB);RULE J D, British Coal Corporation, Coal Research Establishment, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12355 EN (1989) 44 pp., FS, ECU 5
Availability: (2)
Record Number: 199010007 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en