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This report summarizes the results of a study performed by Belsim SA and financed by the European Commission, on the potentials of a new emerging technology: partial oxidation gas turbines. The concepts and the current state of partial oxidation gas turbines are described. An analysis is carried out of the technical parameters that influence their design and operation. This new technology exhibits favourably on crucial environmental aspects like CO(2) and NO(x) emissions. Various applications of the technology are analysed and compared to classical gas turbines: re-powering of power plants, design of new high efficiency power plants and cogeneration applications (combined heat and power plants). As a general conclusion, partial oxidation gas turbines look very attractive for the repowering of power plants and for co-generation applications. Their main advantages are their high electric efficiency and the fact that they can be integrated in existing boilers with very limited modifications.

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Authors: VRIELYNCK B, Belsim SA (ES);LONNEUX F, Belsim SA (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17753 EN (1998) 34pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-0332-785818
Record Number: 199810877 / Last updated on: 1998-08-04
Original language: en
Available languages: en