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Status of ClaRaCCS: Modelling and Simulation of Coal-Fired Power Plants with CO2 Capture

Johannes Brunnemann
XRG Simulation GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

Friedrich Gottelt
XRG Simulation GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

Kai Wellner
University Hamburg-Harburg, Inst. Of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Hamburg, Germany

Ala Renz
XRG Simulation GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

Andre Thüring
TLK-Thermo GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany

Volker Roeder
University Hamburg-Harburg, Inst. Of Energy Systems, Hamburg, Germany

Christoph Hasenbein
University Hamburg-Harburg, Inst. of Energy Systems, Hamburg, Germany

Christian Schulze
TLK-Thermo GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany

Gerhard Schmitz
University Hamburg-Harburg, Inst. of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Hamburg, Germany

Jörg Eiden
XRG Simulation GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 76:62, p. 609-618

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Published: 2012-11-19

ISBN: 978-91-7519-826-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Within the DYNCAP project; the Modelica library ClaRaCCS is being developed. This library will provide a framework to model both; steam power plants and carbon capture units in an integrated manner. The current status of the library is presented. The structure of the library and the general model design is outlined. Its user-friendly handling as well as its high flexibility in the modelling of individual complex scenarios are demonstrated by the concrete modelling of a furnace. The scenario of a closed steam cycle coupled to a carbon capture cycle based on an amine gas treatment is described and simulation results are analysed.


power plant; Clausius-Rankine cycle; CO2 capture; CCS; amine gas treatment; transient simulation; library


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