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R-D-CSPP-PSE Report Summary

Project ID: 612230
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE
Country: United Kingdom

Periodic Report Summary 1 - R-D-CSPP-PSE (Research and Development in Coal-fired Supercritical Power Plant with Post-combustion Carbon Capture using Process Systems Engineering techniques)

The main aim of this Research and Development on Coal-fired Supercritical Power Plant with Post-combustion Carbon Capture using Process System Engineering technologies (R-D-CSPP-PCC-PSE) joint exchange programme is to develop and maintain long term collaborations between European and Chinese universities by carrying out joint researches in model development based on first principle, process analysis, operation study, controller design and process optimisation for reliable, optimal design, operation and control of coal-fired supercritical power plant integrated with post-combustion carbon capture through individual mobility of researchers between Europe and China.

The main objectives are:
• To develop and strengthen research partnership between European and Chinese universities through staff exchanges and networking activities.
• To support the partners to establish and reinforce long-term research cooperation through a coordinated joint programme of exchanging researchers.
• To help attract the best researchers from China to Europe and to establish a balanced transfer of knowledge and skills between Europe and China.
• To enhance the training, mobility and career development of EU and Chinese researchers.

Its technical objectives – relating to the Work Programmes (WPs) - are:
• Model development for coal-fired supercritical power plant (WP1)
• Process analysis, operation and control of coal-fired supercritical power plant (WP2)
• Model development for post-combustion carbon capture with chemical absorption (WP3)
• Process analysis, optimal design and operation of post-combustion carbon capture with chemical absorption (WP4)
• Control structure selection, system identification and control design of post-combustion carbon capture with chemical absorption (WP5)
• Operation and control of coal-fired supercritical power plant integrated with post-combustion carbon capture using chemical absorption (WP6)
• Dissemination and exploitation of research results and exchange activities (WP7)
• Management of Exchange programme (WP8)

There are 6 partners involved (three from Europe and another three from China). These partners are world leading in their research areas. The project started from 1 Jan. 2014 and will continue for 48 months. There will be 15 experienced researchers and 21 early stage researchers participating in the joint research programme with exchange visits of 168 man months.

Main Results: In the first two years, we have achieved lots of research results from different exchange visits: (a) Between the University of Hull, UK and Tsinghua University, China, we have used different solvents in different carbon capture process configurations. The results indicate great potential to reduce energy consumption; (b) Between the University of Hull, UK and Southeast University, China, we have studied how to design supercritical power plants integrated with carbon capture plants. In China, there are many operating SCPP plants. While in the UK, we do NOT have any SCPP plants. The collaborative research enabled by these exchange visits is very important for both countries; (c) Between Newcastle University, UK and Tsinghua University, China, we have developed a huge academic research area of using system identification, controller design and process monitoring for power plants integrated with carbon capture plants; (d) Between the University of Hull, UK and ECUST, China, we have studied how to operate SCPP integrated with carbon capture plant optimally.

It is expected that the results obtained from this research projects will be widely cited by researchers worldwide. These results will also contribute to the successful commercial deployment of carbon capture technologies.

Because of this EU IRSES project, UVHC in France and SouthEast University in China have signed formal Collaborative Agreement in mid 2015.

Contact

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Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 182287 / Last updated on: 2016-05-23
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