Design of A Modern Hydrogen Production and Recovery Facility (Spring 2003) IPRO 304C
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The objective of this project is to design and provide an economic assessment of new flue gas cleanup processes to meet new and future environmental emissions standards. The issues to be considered in this project include technical viability, process integration, economic feasibility, and environmental disposal of waste streams. An economic assessment of the market-based prices of emissions allowances will be used to determine the best long-run strategy. An assessment will be made on the effects of implementation of new technologies on the cost of electricity for both low sulfur western coal, and high sulfur Illinois coal to determine if governmental incentives are needed to promote the use of Illinois coal. Students may focus on an existing power plant in Illinois which uses western coals and is not equipped with SOx/NOx/Hg control systems. Students are expected to use the principles of process design, to evaluate commercially available technologies for various pollutants or propose new approaches to the problem, integrate various technologies in the cleanup train, and perform an economic analysis of the overall processes.