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Method and system for controlling a gasification or partial oxidation process

United States Patent

February 10, 2015
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A method and system for controlling a fuel gasification system includes optimizing a conversion of solid components in the fuel to gaseous fuel components, controlling the flux of solids entrained in the product gas through equipment downstream of the gasifier, and maximizing the overall efficiencies of processes utilizing gasification. A combination of models, when utilized together, can be integrated with existing plant control systems and operating procedures and employed to develop new control systems and operating procedures. Such an approach is further applicable to gasification systems that utilize both dry feed and slurry feed.
Rozelle; Peter L. (Forty Fort, PA), Der; Victor K. (Gaithersburg, MD)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
13/ 029,557
February 17, 2011
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS STATEMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to an employee-employer agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy.