Optimizing CO and VOC Oxidation for Gas Turbine Power Generation


Combined cycle and simple cycle gas turbine power plants continue to expand in number as natural gas now exceeds coal as the predominant fossil fuel for U.S electricity production. The plants also face increasing demands such as wider load flexibility, enhanced operational efficiency and lowering maintenance costs while assuring environmental compliance.  In many cases, gas turbine plants are increasingly forced to run at partial load conditions driving the carbon monoxide (CO) emissions to very high levels. While existing plants, with or without a CO catalyst, may perform well at high load, the demand to run at partial load may require plants to increase their capability to remove CO throughout the load profile, including startups and shutdowns.

CORMETECH’s METEOR™ technology provides a family of catalysts customizable for any application- M1 (NOx reduction plus CO/VOC Oxidation), M2 (ammonia slip control) and M3 (CO/VOC Oxidation).

  • Introduction of CORMETECH METEOR™ M3 – specifically applied for CO and VOC oxidation, providing broad capability to operate at low gas turbine loads while maintaining CO emission compliance and fast compliance with CO emissions during unit startup.
  • Broader GT load flexibility by keeping CO emissions in compliance at low load and a reduced sensitivity to sulfur fouling agents when operating at low temperature (for new and existing units).
  • CORMETECH METEOR™ M1 for simultaneous reduction in CO, VOCs, NOx and ammonia to meet multiple compliance requirements in a single catalyst layer located at the traditional SCR catalyst location.
  • Long-term durability of catalysts evaluated under simulated aging conditions in the lab and under real conditions in the field.
  • Field and laboratory validation of catalyst performance in achieving reduction in NOx and oxidation of CO and VOC

In addition, CORMETECH METEOR™ catalyst performance on a full scale 320 MW unit at Ennis Power (Ennis, TX) will be discussed.

This webinar can help you make informed decisions about flexible and economic alternatives for reducing NOx, CO and VOCs emissions.

  • Plant Owners
  • Plant Managers
  • Plant and Corporate Environmental Engineers
  • Corporate Engineering Management
  • AE Firms

Richard specializes in SCR system design for a wide-range of applications in the refinery / petrochemical industry as well as natural gas HRSGs and coal-fired power plants. He also has an experience base in field service unit troubleshooting, maintenance, and plant technical support.  In addition, he has managed catalyst testing services adhering to individual plant operation and performance requirements for refinery / petrochemical, gas and coal fired facilities across the country. His background includes degrees in both chemical engineering and business administration.


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