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Analysis of Contaminant Emission Rates for Gas Turbines
North AmericaOctober 22, 2020
K&M was engaged by US DOE to assess the effects of erosion and corrosion on gas turbines and evaluate quantities of particulates, trace elements and other pollutants present in gas turbine exhaust. K&M also reviewed specifications for allowable trace metal contaminant levels in feed coal being developed by major turbine manufacturers to meet proposed new federal regulations. A sophisticated theoretical analysis was completed in the absence of experimental data to determine acceptable levels of contaminants. K&M’s work also included estimated economics of power generation via the three gasifier types, based on comparable cost of electricity calculation method supplied by METC.