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METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE HEATING FEEDWATER IN A POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

United States Patent Application

20170159932
A1
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A power generation system includes a power generation plant portion including a feedwater heating system configured to channel a feedwater stream and a carbon dioxide capture portion coupled in flow communication with the power generation plant portion. The carbon dioxide capture portion includes a solvent circuit configured to channel a solvent stream through at least a portion of the carbon dioxide capture portion. The carbon dioxide capture portion also includes a heat recovery system coupled in flow communication with the solvent circuit and the feedwater heating system. The heat recovery system is configured to transfer heat energy from the solvent stream to the feedwater stream and to channel the heated feedwater from the heat recovery system to the feedwater heating system.
Singh, Surinder Prabhjot (Niskayuna, NY), Hancu, Dan (Clifton Park, NY), Wood, Benjamin Rue (Niskayuna, NY), Chen, Wei (Clifton Park, NY), McDuffie, Dwayne David (Niskayuna, NY), Kehmna, Mark David (Glenville, NY), Spiry, Irina Pavlovna (Glenville, NY)
14/ 957,738
December 3, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FE0013755 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.