PI: Phil Smith, Center for Clean Coal Technologies
The Arches component of the Uintah Computational Framework is being extended to model various energy technologies from traditional air-fired coal, oxy-fired coal/natural gas, fluidized bed coal combustion and coal gasification to more exotic coal technologies such as chemical looping and under ground thermal treatment. Additionally, Arches will be used to examine methods of flue-gas treatment for CCS and CO2 mineralization technologies. In combination with Arches, the UCF provides a powerful simulation tool for addressing the challenges of CO2 and global climate change furthering new fossil energy technologies and the retrofitting of existing units.