CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Gasification Systems

Mitigation of Syngas Cooler Plugging and Fouling

Performer: Reaction Engineering International

Project No: FE0007952

Program Background and Project Benefits

This REI project is focused on developing a better understanding of syngas cooler plugging and fouling principles, in order to formulate concepts for mitigation of these problems to improve gasification plant availability and reliability. Improvements in availability and reliability of the syngas cooler would directly reduce the cost of electricity in integrated gasification combined cycle plants and costs of other products from syngas. Specifically, REI is conducting experiments and CFD modeling to develop designs for deposit removal, with the most promising concepts to be validated during field testing.

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