Title: Carbon Dioxide Capture from Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
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Publication Date: 11/2007
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: John G. Wimer
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Carbon Sequestration
Author: Timothy J. Skone (NETL)

This study evaluates the technical and economic impacts of removing CO2 from a typical existing US coal-fired electric power plant using an advanced amine-based post-combustion CO2 capture system.  The study investigates various levels of CO2 capture (30%, 50%, 70%, and 90%).  The primary impacts are quantified in terms of plant electrical output reduction, thermal efficiency reduction, CO2 emissions reduction, retrofit investment costs, and the incremental cost of generating electricity resulting from the addition of the CO2 capture systems to the selected study unit.

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