Next figure describes the general approach of the project and the main interactions among each of the six workpackages defined:

approach of the project

The work plan is divided in four main closely interrelated conceptual areas:

  • WP1: Fundamental work to evaluate the impact of the new reactor configuration on the rates and extent of the key reactions involved in the system.
  • WP2 and WP3: Experimental investigation to screen coals, limestones and their limits of operation in oxygen-rich combustion limits, using lab scale pilot fluidized beds and La Pereda pilot plant.
  • WP4: Calciner reactor modelling with rich O2 feed and scale up tools
  • WP5: Overall process simulation and economic evaluation