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Title: Development of CAPE-OPEN unit operations for advanced power systems modeling

Abstract

Reaction Engineering International (REI) is developing a suite of CORBA CAPE-OPEN compliant unit operations to support the Department of Energy NETL Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulation (APECS) framework for advanced power systems. One of these components will provide an interface to the GateCycle software, which is widely used in the power generation industry for process modeling. Additional CAPE-OPEN components will provide modeling capabilities of varying fidelity for equipment such as a gasifier, air separation unit, syngas cooler, solid oxide fuel cell and water-gas shift reactor. The models used in the components will be a combination of those developed by REI and proprietary models developed by members of the Project's industrial interest group.

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Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States). In-house Research; National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1014402
Report Number(s):
NETL-TPR-1772
TRN: US201111%%321
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4th U.S. CAPE-OPEN Conference, 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake city, UT, November 4-9, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; AIR; INTEREST GROUPS; POWER GENERATION; POWER SYSTEMS; SIMULATION; SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS; WATER GAS

Citation Formats

Swensen, D., Zitney, S., and Bockelie, M. Development of CAPE-OPEN unit operations for advanced power systems modeling. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Swensen, D., Zitney, S., & Bockelie, M. Development of CAPE-OPEN unit operations for advanced power systems modeling. United States.
Swensen, D., Zitney, S., and Bockelie, M. Mon . "Development of CAPE-OPEN unit operations for advanced power systems modeling". United States. doi:.
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