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IECP - an approach for integrated environmental and cost evaluation of process design alternatives and its application to evaluate different NOx prevention technologies in a 125 MW thermal power plant

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Hossain, K and Khan, F and Hawboldt, K, IECP - an approach for integrated environmental and cost evaluation of process design alternatives and its application to evaluate different NOx prevention technologies in a 125 MW thermal power plant, Energy for Sustainable Development, 15, (1) pp. 61-68. ISSN 0973-0826 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.esd.2010.12.001

Abstract

This paper proposes a methodology, IECP (integrated environmental and cost potential), for the integrated environmental and cost evaluation of a process design option. It is designed for a quick quantitative evaluation of a design option at different levels of process synthesis or retrofit applications. A hazard based approach, Pro-hazard, has been developed for the quantitative evaluation of environmental potential of design options by using a cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment. This assigns an environmental potential index to a design option by comparing its environmental performance with respect to the base option. To quickly evaluate the cost of the resulting option a simple approach, Eco-index, has been developed. It gives a cost potential index to a specific design option by comparing its unit operating and fixed cost with respect to that of the base option. In the IECP framework, both the environmental potential and cost potential indices for a design option are combined by assigning an appropriate weighting factor to each index, which gives an integrated index, IECP, for the design option. In this paper, the IECP methodology has been combined with a process simulator, Aspen HYSYS, to obtain the necessary data to quickly and accurately determine the IECP index. The applicability of the proposed IECP approach has been demonstrated through a case study for the selection of potential NOx prevention options in a 125. MW combined cycle power plant from a large number of options related to flue gas recirculation, steam and water injection to the furnace. © 2011 International Energy Initiative.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Cost; Environment; Index; NOx; Process design; computer simulation; cost-benefit analysis; design; hazard assessment; integrated approach; life cycle analysis; nitrogen oxides; numerical model; power plant; quantitative analysis; technology adoption
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Ocean Engineering
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Objective Field:Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities not elsewhere classified
Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:94564
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-09-11
Last Modified:2014-09-11
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