Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC)
power plant (ID-Energy AG)
and analyses of spent nuclear fuel using the
neutron tomography, NDT method (Goesgen KKG
and National Cooperative for the Disposal of
Tomography (CT) performance
optimization of the beam hardening artifact
(Department of Mechanics and Diagnostics & Devices
Testing, and the National Institute of Health of Rome)
Clean coal technology is a collection of technologies being developed to mitigate the environmental impact of coal
energy generation. As a result, clean coal technologies are being developed to remove or reduce pollutant emissions
to the atmosphere.
The growing demand for energy, environmental issues related to the fulfillment of the demand and the overall
economic environment makes it necessary to search for new innovative solutions to produce clean energy and low
cost. And one of these is represented by the possible gasification of coal used in Integrated Gasification Combined
Cycle Power Plant.
For this project I have:
Designed the process and the system;
Provided different solutions about the components.
The gas combined cycle provides improved power generation efficiency, reduced SOx, NOx, and dust
emission per unit of electricity generated (kWh); on the other hands it is structurally and technologically
more complex compared to other solutions.
the Power Plant
My second proposal has been a solution based on a burner for the syngas which converts lean
gas (with a low heat values) into an appreciable source of energy. It is an environment- friendly
solution due to low NOx technology (less than 20mg/m3) with a valuable reduction of costs in
terms of fuel and disposal.
the Power Plant
In addition I have provided an alternative solution based on the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) with a
This cycle uses an organic fluid at high molecular mass. The fluid allows Rankine cycle heat recovery
from lower temperature sources such as: biomass combustion, industrial waste heat, geothermal heat,
solar ponds etc. etc. The low-temperature heat is converted into useful work, that can further be
converted into electricity.
..….and I have provided information about the right supplier for the main components
of the power generation part: gas turbine – burner – steam turbine – combustor
chamber – heat recovery steam generator – current generator and the ORC solution.
Study and analyses of spent nuclear fuel using
the Neutron Tomography (NDT method )
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to
evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage.
Among the most common NDT methods we also have Computed Tomography.
Analysis of four spent fuel samples of Uranium Oxide with different Burn-up (BU):
For medium BU: Alpha, Beta, Gamma sources are the main contributors to the exhausted fuel
For high BU: Neutron Tomography is used to evaluate the intensity of neutron sources
CASMO BU Simulation tool
Proteus Reactor Measurements
The scope of the
project was to
measures and to
I have provided:
Data analysis in order to improve the process;
Measurements of Cm 244 on specific samples of spent
Presentation of the results in a public speech targeted to
a team of experts.
Thanks to the neutron intensity measures is possible to
The design of the transport and the storage facilities;
The optimization of radioprotection measures;
The estimation of Burn-up indicators.
The polychromatic X-ray source is used universally in computed tomography to obtain adequate
intensity of photons. This kind of source produces artifacts on the reconstructed image.
One of these artifacts is the beam-hardening, which have an influence on the image resolution.
For this project I have:
Built the Set-up of CT machine;
Studied and analyzed the different methods for the
correction of the beam hardening;
Chosen the best correction method that is the dual
Implemented the dual energy algorithm using Matlab.
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