Co-firing: An exergoenvironmental analysis applied to power plants modified for burning coal and rice straw

Highlights

A new exergoenvironmental approach is presented for PC power plants.

Co-firing is proposed as alternative to mitigate the coal environmental impacts.

The found results were validating in an existing 50 MWe PC power plant.

The SimaPro and the GWP index were used as the tools for environmental analysis.

A new Global Greenhouse Gases index is also presented.

Graphical abstract

Keywords

  • Co-firing process;
  • Exergoenvironmental analysis;
  • PC power plant;
  • Life cycle assessment;
  • Rice straw

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