8.6 Case Studies
8.6.1 Integration Options of a Coal-Fired Power Plant
In this case study four methods of system integration for coal-fired power plant are introduced, analyzed thermodynamically, and compared to a reference conventional coal-fired power plant. Note that system integration requires a sound theoretical basis to quantitatively assess its benefit with respect to a reference case. This assessment is multi-criteria because it must consider economic and environmental impact factors in addition to the pure technical performance assessment criteria.
In this respect the thermodynamic analysis methods of entropy generation minimization or exergy efficiency maximization intrinsically account for the potential impact of a substance or energy ...