Integration of Oxy-Fuel Combustion and Power to Gas



Some remarkable hybridizations to enhance Power to Gas are those that avoid carbon capture penalties. A suitable option to this end is the hybridization of PtG with an oxy-fuel combustion process. In oxy-fuel combustion, pure oxygen is used as comburent instead of air. Conventionally, requiring an air separation unit to produce the oxygen leads to a strong penalty. However, electrolysis in PtG by-produces oxygen, which can be supplied to the oxy-fuel combustion thus avoiding the penalty. Three case studies of this integration are presented in the chapter: a small oxy-fuel combined cycle, a district heating system and a cogeneration system for large urban buildings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Aragonese Foundation for Research & Development (ARAID)ZaragozaSpain

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