Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is a post-combustion method to reduce the oxides of nitrogen (NOx), present in flue gases such as gas turbine exhaust streams, to N2 and water. It involves the injection of ammonia and the use of a catalyst module to promote the reaction to obtain high efficiency (60–86+%) NOx reduction.
Several operating parameters can influence catalyst performance to include temperature, gas flow distribution, presence of sulfur compounds and catalyst age. This paper examines the impact of a SCR integration in a gas turbine heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) design/operation. Limitations on HRSG load and following capabilities, effect on capital cost and overall performance and current SCR system experience represent a number of areas that are examined.