The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been conducting a broad research and development effort over the last ten years to provide better designs and materials for fossil fuel power plants. To facilitate transferring this advanced design and technology knowledge to the power industry for the next generation of power plants, EPRI and Sargent & Lundy (S&L) are creating the State-of-the-Art Power Plant (SOAPP) Workstation. The SOAPP Workstation will be available to the industry as a powerful tool that can be used to screen advanced technologies for appropriateness to specific sites; obtain design guidelines for advanced technologies; and generate site-specific conceptual designs, including conceptual design drawings, heat balances, cost estimates, and schedules.

The technology transfer components of this project are a series of individual software modules that will be integrated into the SOAPP Workstation. This paper discusses two software modules that have recently been developed for combustion turbine power plant emission control. The Combustion Turbine Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Combustor Control Strategies technology module presents state-of-the-art technologies that are commercially available to reduce NOx emissions during combustion, including water injection, steam injection, and dry low NOx combustors. The second technology module, Combustion Turbine Postcombustion NOx/CO Control Strategies, examines selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and carbon monoxide (CO) oxidation technologies for reducing postcombustion NOx and CO emissions. These two technology modules, operating within the SOAPP Workstation, will allow appropriate decisions to be made concerning combustion turbine emission control.

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