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Construction of a computational module in EMSO suit to simulate and assess a BIGCC cycle (Biomass Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle)

Grant number: 14/05077-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Engineering
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Modesto da Silva
Grantee:Andressa Lodi de Brito
Home Institution: Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciências Sociais Aplicadas (CECS). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/51902-9 - Simulation of 1st generation sugarcane biorefinery in EMSO platform, AP.BIOEN.TEM

Abstract

This master degree project is part of the thematic project Simulation of Sugarcane Biorefinery of 1º Generation in EMSO Platform (FAPESP Process 2011/51902-9) and will develop a computational algorithm to simulate the thermodynamic behavior of a cogeneration system based in a BIGCC Cycle (Biomass Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) in EMSO platform. The algorithm will involve the thermodynamic modelling of main equipment that compose the BIGCC cycle (gasifier, gas turbine, steam turbine, HRSG (heat recovery steam generator), etc. This computational module will be complete the main program to simulate the virtual biorefinery. The methodology to analysis the cycle is based in energetic, exergetic and exergetic cost analysis. The thermodynamic modelling of equipment behavior of cogeneration system will be performed to assess the components in design and off-design conditions. The results obtained in this modelling will allow to determine the fuel consumption, steam and electricity production, irreversibility generated and exergy-based cost of the products of biorefinery. The algorithm validation will perform by information from literature and comparison with software Thermoflex®. (AU)