Design of a H2 PSA for cogeneration of ultrapure hydrogen and power at an advanced integrated gasification combined cycle with pre-combustion capture

Mauro Luberti, Daniel Friedrich, Stefano Brandani, Hyungwoong Ahn*

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Abstract

A novel hydrogen pressure swing adsorption system has been studied that is applied to an advanced integrated gasification combined cycle plant for cogenerating power and ultrapure hydrogen (99.99+ mol%) with CO2 capture. In designing the H2 PSA, it is essential to increase the recovery of ultrapure hydrogen product to its maximum since the power consumption for compressing the H2 PSA tail gas up to the gas turbine operating pressure should be minimised to save the total auxiliary power consumption of the advanced IGCC plant. In this study, it is sought to increase the H2 recovery by increasing the complexity of the PSA step configuration that enables a PSA cycle to have a lower feed flow to one column for adsorption and more pressure equalisation steps. As a result the H2 recovery reaches a maximum around 93 % with a Polybed H2 PSA system having twelve columns and the step configuration contains simultaneous adsorption at three columns and four-stage pressure equalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-524
Number of pages14
JournalAdsorption
Volume20
Issue number2-3
Early online date14 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • IGCC
  • Pressure swing adsorption
  • Hydrogen purification
  • Cogeneration
  • PRESSURE SWING ADSORPTION
  • LAYERED BED PSA
  • COKE-OVEN GAS
  • ACTIVATED CARBON
  • PURIFICATION
  • RECOVERY
  • DYNAMICS
  • FEED

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