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Systems Analysis Of Advanced Coal-Based Power PlantsReport presents appraisal of integrated coal-gasification/fuel-cell power plants. Based on study comparing fuel-cell technologies with each other and with coal-based alternatives and recommends most promising ones for research and development. Evaluates capital cost, cost of electricity, fuel consumption, and conformance with environmental standards. Analyzes sensitivity of cost of electricity to changes in fuel cost, to economic assumptions, and to level of technology. Recommends further evaluation of integrated coal-gasification/fuel-cell integrated coal-gasification/combined-cycle, and pulverized-coal-fired plants. Concludes with appendixes detailing plant-performance models, subsystem-performance parameters, performance goals, cost bases, plant-cost data sheets, and plant sensitivity to fuel-cell performance.
Document ID
19880000195
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Ferrall, Joseph F. (Caltech)
Jennings, Charles N. (Caltech)
Pappano, Alfred W. (Caltech)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 12
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
NPO-16842
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.