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US20110100005 WATER RECLAMATION IN A CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER-ENABLED POWER PLANT  
Water reclamation from gas turbine combustion exhaust flow presents an opportunity to provide water for use in a solar-fossil-fuel hybrid power plant, particularly in arid environments. Cooled...
US20120279221 MOBILE BIOMASS GENERATING PLANT  
Disclosed is a mobile biomass generating plant having a power unit, at least one generator and a drive shaft. In one embodiment, the power unit is mounted to a lowboy trailer and the at least one...
US20140060047 Steam Cycle System with Thermoelectric Generator  
The present application provides a steam cycle system. The steam cycle system may include a source of steam, a steam turbine, a condenser, a steam turbine bypass system such that steam from the...
US20130118168 POWER-GENERATION PLANT EQUIPMENT AND OPERATING METHOD FOR THE SAME  
Power-generation plant equipment of the present invention is provided with a steam-flow-volume adjusting valve that is provided in a superheated-steam pipe on the upstream side of a steam turbine....
US20120131917 Methods and Systems for Loading a Steam Turbine  
Systems and methods for loading a steam turbine are provided. A method may include: receiving a turbine loading factor; receiving a current steam turbine exhaust temperature; determining a steam...
US20120067045 CALCULATION METHOD OF MOISTURE LOSS IN STEAM TURBINE  
In one embodiment, a calculation method of moisture loss in a steam turbine calculates first a wetness fraction at the inlet and outlet of each of stationary blade cascades and rotor blade...
US20130219891 STEAM POWER PLANT WITH A GROUND HEAT EXCHANGER  
A Steam power plant comprising a steam turbine (3) and a condenser (5), wherein the condenser (5) is disclosed, comprising a first heat sink being a ground heat exchanger (29) is connected to the...
US20140116049 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING BOILER FEEDWATER  
A system includes a first steam generator configured to generate a first boiler feedwater, a second steam generator configured to generate a second boiler feedwater, a common boiler feedwater...
US20110140459 ENHANCED ELECTRICITY COGENERATION IN CEMENT CLINKER PRODUCTION  
The disclosure relates to a method to produce electricity in a cement clinker production utilizing a kiln and/or a precalciner as combustion chambers to generate electricity, the method including:...
US20150128595 METHOD FOR MODIFYING A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT OPERATING ON CONVENTIONAL OIL BASED TECHNOLOGY INTO A HYBRID SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT AND SUCH A HYBRID SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  
Method for modifying a solar thermal power plant operating on conventional oil based technology into a hybrid solar thermal power plant, wherein the method comprises: providing an oil based solar...
US20140123622 Combined Cycle Power Plant with Absorption Heat Transformer  
A combined cycle power plant utilizes an absorption heat transformer to improve plant efficiency. A heat recovery steam generator receives exhaust from a gas turbine and generates steam for input...
US20140102097 OPERATING STEAM TURBINE REHEAT SECTION WITH OVERLOAD VALVE  
Disclosed is an approach that uses an overload valve to operate a steam turbine reheat section. In one embodiment, the steam turbine reheat section receives a supply of reheated steam from a...
US20110314815 POWER PLANT WITH CO2 CAPTURE  
A method is provided for operating a combined cycle power plant having at least one gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator (HSRG), a steam turbine and a CO2 capture system. The method...
US20120137685 Steam-Driven Power Plant  
A steam-driven power plant includes a steam source providing steam at a desired pressure and a steam turbine operably connected to the steam source. The steam turbine includes a low pressure...
US20120151917 STEAM POWER PLANT HAVING SOLAR COLLECTORS  
The invention relates to a method and to a steam power plant, wherein solar energy can be very flexibly and very efficiently coupled into the water steam circuit of the steam power plant.
US20120216547 POWER PLANT FOR CO2 CAPTURE  
An exemplary fossil fuel fired power plant is disclosed with minimum impact of the CO2 capture system on a power part of the plant. A power plant is disclosed which is ready for the retrofit of a...
US20110302922 POWER PLANT WITH CO2 CAPTURE  
A method is provided for operating a combined cycle power plant including a CO2 capture system and flue gas recirculation system. The method includes controlling a flue gas recirculation rate and...
US20130167533 WASTE HEAT STEAM GENERATOR  
A waste heat steam generator for a gas and steam turbine power plant is provided. The generator has economizer, evaporator and superheater heating surfaces which form a flow path and through which...
US20140060053 STEAM POWER PLANT AND METHOD OF OPERATING A STEAM POWER PLANT  
A steam power plant with a steam turbine with a high pressure stage and a low pressure stage is provided. A first steam source provides a motive steam, and a second steam source provides a heating...
US20110056200 POWER PLANT WITH CO2 CAPTURE AND COMPRESSION  
Power plant characteristics are operated in a flexible manner by controlling the power consumption of a CO2 capture and compression system. The impact of CO2 capture and compression on the...
US20130269346 COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT WITH CO2 CAPTURE AND METHOD TO OPERATE IT  
A combined cycle power plant with a gas turbine, steam turbine, and first HRSG comprises a CO2 capture plant for the at least partial capture of CO2 from the exhaust gases from the gas turbine. It...
US20110131993 STEAM POWER PLANT WITH HEAT RESERVOIR AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A STEAM POWER PLANT  
A steam power plant is suggested having, parallel to the preheater passage (VW1 to VW4), a heat reservoir (25) which is loaded with preheated condensate in weak-load times. This preheated...
US20150121892 GAS TURBINE POWER PLANT WITH FLUE GAS RECIRCULATION AND CATALYTIC CONVERTER  
The invention pertains to a power plant including a gas turbine, a heat recovery boiler arrangement with at least a boiler inlet, and an outlet side with a first exit connected to a stack and a...
US20150089944 BACK-UP BOILER SYSTEM FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT BASED ON MOLTEN SALT TECHNOLOGY, A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  
A back-up boiler system for a solar thermal power plant (201) for transferring solar energy into electricity, said back-up boiler system comprising a combustion chamber (70) and a convection...
US20110048008 Hydro-Electric reactor  
The Hydro-Electric Reactor is a renewable and reliable green energy technology which uses only ambient air from the atmosphere, indoors or outdoors, to generate electricity through four stages of...
US20120055158 METHOD FOR OPERATING A STEAM TURBINE POWER PLANT AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING STEAM FROM LIGNITE  
The invention relates to a method for operating a steam turbine power plant comprising at least one steam generator that is fueled by lignite, wherein the lignite is indirectly dried in a...
US20120272649 METHOD FOR OPERATING A FORCED-FLOW STEAM GENERATOR OPERATING AT A STEAM TEMPERATURE ABOVE 650°C AND FORCED-FLOW STEAM GENERATOR  
The invention relates to a method for operating a forced-flow steam generator operating at variable pressure and at a steam temperature above 650° C. and reducing the minimum forced-flow load of...
US20110036096 INTEGRATED GASIFICATION COMBINED CYCLE (IGCC) POWER PLANT STEAM RECOVERY SYSTEM  
In an integrated gasification power plant a steam recovery system is provided. The system enables power generation equipment designed for a predominant fuel and operating condition to efficiently...
US20110314812 THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEM  
A thermal storage system includes a first tank and a second tank thermally interfaced with the first tank. A pump is connected between the first tank and the second tank to move a fluid from the...
US20120036828 Combined Cycle Power Plant Including a Heat Recovery Steam Generator  
A combined cycle power plant includes a gas turbomachine, a steam turbomachine operatively coupled to the gas turbomachine, and a heat recovery steam generator operatively coupled to the gas...
US20110259014 REFINERY RESIDUALS PROCESSING FOR INTEGRATED POWER, WATER, AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS  
Systems and methods are provided for processing refinery residuals. In one embodiment, the system may include a gasifier configured to produce syngas from refinery residuals. A gas turbine engine...
US20130298558 STEAM POWER PLANT WITH HEAT RESERVOIR AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A STEAM POWER PLANT  
A steam power plant is suggested having, parallel to the low-pressure passage (VW1 to VW2), a heat reservoir (A) which is loaded with preheated condensate in weak-load times. This preheated...
US20100313564 Turbine blade  
The invention relates to a method for increasing the steam mass flow of a high-pressure steam turbine of a steam power plant, particularly a steam power plant including reheating, during a...
US20120104766 Power Generator Utilizing Circulated Working Fluid from a Pulsed Electrolysis System and Method of Using Same  
A power generating system (100) and a method of operating the same is provided, the system utilizing an electrolytic heating subsystem (103). The electrolytic heating subsystem is a pulsed...
US20110265477 THERMAL INTEGRATION OF A CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE AND COMPRESSION UNIT WITH A STEAM OR COMBINED CYCLE PLANT  
A power plant system including a fossil fuel fired power plant (6) for the generation of electricity, a carbon dioxide capture and compression system (5, 13), and an external heat cycle system has...
US20130205749 STEAM TURBINE PLANT WITH VARIABLE STEAM SUPPLY  
A steam turbine plant has a steam turbine and an inlet steam collection line with an inlet steam collection line segment is provided. The inlet steam collection line supplies a steam consumer and...
US20110079012 RANKINE CYCLE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME  
There is provided a Rankine cycle system which generates electricity by using heat as an energy source, in which a conventional pump for carrying a working fluid is not used, thereby reducing the...
US20110100008 Method and Device for Operating a Steam Power Station Comprising a Steam Turbine and a Process Steam Consumer  
A method for operating a steam power station is provided. The steam turbine power station includes at least one steam turbine and a process steam consumer, wherein a steam mass flow is subdivided...
US20130269345 RETROFIT FOR POWER GENERATION SYSTEM  
A method of retrofitting a power generation system includes modifying a pre-existing power generation system that includes a combustor and a steam-based cycle to include a super-critical carbon...
US20140331671 WATER/STEAM CYCLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME  
A water/steam cycle includes a steam generator, a steam turbine, a water cooled condenser and a feedwater pump. The condenser includes within a condenser shell at least one tube bundle with an...
US20140298811 THERMAL PULSE ENERGY HARVESTING  
A device for thermal energy harvesting can use pulsed heat.
US20120137686 Midspan packing pressure turbine diagnostic method  
An opposed-flow steam turbine having an HP section and an IP section connected by a shaft, with mid-span packing surrounding the shaft in a region between the HP and IP sections; and a steam...
US20120272648 INTEGRATED GENERATOR COOLING SYSTEM  
An expansion system is presented. One embodiment of the expansion system that includes a pump configured to pressurize a condensed working fluid received from a condenser. The expansion system...
US20120291435 DOUBLE PINCH CRITERION FOR OPTIMIZATION OF REGENERATIVE RANKINE CYCLES  
Systems and methods are disclosed herein that generally involve a double pinch criterion for optimization of regenerative Rankine cycles. In some embodiments, operating variables such as bleed...
US20140223908 Waste Management System  
A system and method of integrated waste management having a source of a combustible waste material, a separator for separating the combustible waste material from a recyclable material, an airless...
US20130014430 METHOD FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY AND FOR PRODUCING GASOLINE FROM METHANOL AND SYSTEM THEREFOR  
A method for generating electric power and for producing gasoline from methanol, includes the steps of: synthesizing gasoline by reacting methanol under a catalyst; recovering heat generated from...
US20130042614 EMISSION FREE SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ENERGY FROM ORGANIC MATTER  
A system for generating energy includes a greenhouse; a greenhouse, a gasifier connected to the greenhouse, a carburetor connected to the gasifier and the greenhouse, and a generator connected to...
US20140102099 POWER GENERATION PLANT AND METHOD OF OPERATING A POWER GENERATION PLANT  
A power generation plant including a solar radiation receiver for heating a medium stream and a turbine assembly being arranged to receive the heated medium stream from the solar radiation...
US20150007568 POWER GENERATION APPARATUS, POWER GENERATION METHOD, DECOMPOSITION-GAS TURBINE AND DECOMPOSITION-GAS BOILER  
A power generation apparatus, a power generation method, a decomposition-gas boiler, and a decomposition-gas turbine with which nitrous oxide may be used as an environmentally friendly energy...
US20150143793 SELECTIVE PRESSURE KETTLE BOILER FOR ROTOR AIR COOLING APPLICATIONS  
A system for use in a combined cycle power plant including gas and steam turbines includes a single kettle boiler and a valve system. The valve system is operated such that feedwater from a first...