Optimization and control of a stand-alone hybrid solid oxide fuel cells/gas turbine system coupled with dry reforming of methane

Wei Wu, Shin An Chen, Jenn Jiang Hwang, Fu Teng Hsu

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Abstract

This paper presents the hybrid solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)/gas turbine (GT) system coupled with dry reforming of methane (DRM). The DRM is a syngas producer by consuming greenhouse gas. The stand-alone (off-the-grid) power system is developed by using a combination of a post-burner, recuperators and pressurized recycles in place of external energy supplies. To address the stand-alone operation and meet the complete combustion condition for the burner, the optimal operating conditions are initially determined by solving a constrained optimization algorithm for maximizing the hybrid power efficiency, and the dynamic control loops are implemented in a plantwide environment. In the proposed plantwide control strategy, the inventory control framework is added to regulate the plant component inventory, an air/fuel cross-limiting combustion control is added to ensure complete combustion and reduce heat loss, and the power and CO2 emission control configuration is added to achieve the quality control performance. Finally, the simulation shows that the IMC-based multi-loop control scheme can efficiently regulate the total system power and control CO2 emissions per kWh of electricity as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-100
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Process Control
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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