Jim McGovern’s
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Jim McGovern is a Professor and Senior Lecturer
at the Dublin Institute of Technology

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Zero Emissions Power Plants

Research student: Kirsten Foy completed her PhD in 2007.
Others involved: I have collaborated with Prof. Evgeny Yantovski. Dr. Roman Warchol worked a post-doctoral researcher for a period of three months from December 2006.

Long before zero emissions power plants were as popular a topic as they are now I was interested in this area. These technologies and concepts were brought to my attention by Evgeny Yantovski, who has collaborated with me, e.g. on a paper that was presented as a poster at the Third Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration in 2004 (More details; Link to proceedings). I delivered a presentation at a Zero Emissions seminar organised by Philip Mathieu and Evgeny Yantovski in Liège in 1997.

I was fortunate in having Kirsten Foy as a research student in this area. She completed her PhD in 2007 with the title ‘Investigation into the possible use of an oxygen ion transport membrane combustion unit in an oxyfired power plant.’

The following is a list of publications in the zero emissions field, most of which involved Kirsten Foy (bold face indicates that an author was a graduate student who was working with me):

  1. McGovern, Jim, 'The Role of Computer Simulation in the Context of Zero-emission Power Plants', slide presentation at workshop: Zero-emission Power Cycles, 24th January, 1997, University of Liège, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Power Plants, rue E. Solvay 21/C3, B-4000 Liège, Belgium, organised by Ph. Mathieu and E. Iantovski, 13 slides. http://arrow.dit.ie/engschmecoth/6
  2. Akinfiev, Nikolay; McGovern, James and Yantovski, Evgeny, 'Zero Emissions Power Generation with CO2 Reduction by Fayalite', Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Building on the Current Technology Base to Provide Viable Options to Reduce Carbon Intensity, May 3 - 6, 2004, Alexandria, VA, Poster # 05-25. http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/04/carbon-seq/186.pdf
  3. Yantovski, E.; Shokotov, M.; McGovern, J.A. and Vaddella, V.K., 'Zero Emissions Membrane Piston Engine System (ZEMPES) for a Bus', in Vehicles Alternative Fuel Systems and Environmental Protection, ed. Abdul Ghani Olabi, Proceedings of the International Conference on Vehicles Alternative Fuel Systems & Environmental Protection, VAFSEP 2004, 6th to 9th July 2004, Dublin City University, pp. 129-133.
  4. Foy, Kirsten; McGovern, Jim, 'Comparison of Ion Transport Membranes', in Proc. Fourth Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, USA, 2-5 May 2005, 11pp. http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/05/carbon-seq/Tech%20Session%20Paper%20111.pdf
  5. Yantovski, E.; Shokotov, M.; Shokotov V.; McGovern, Jim; Foy, Kirsten, 'Elaboration of Zero Emissions Membrane Piston Engine System (ZEMPES) for Propane Fuelling', in Proc. Fourth Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, USA, 2-5 May 2005, 9pp. http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/05/carbon-seq/Tech%20Session%20Paper%20109.pdf
  6. Akinfiev, Nikolay; McGovern, James and Yantovski, Evgeny, 'Zero Emissions Power Generation with CO2 Reduction by Fayalite', Int. J. of Thermodynamics, Vol. 8 (No. 3), pp. 155-157, September 2005.
  7. Foy, K. and J. McGovern, 'Design of an experimental rig to find the best method of using ion transport membranes in the combustion system of a zero emissions power plant', in Proc. Materials Energy Design 2006, Ed. D. M. Kennedy, pp. 330-340,15-17 March 2006, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
  8. Yantovski, Evgeny I. and Jim McGovern, 'Solar Energy Conversion through Seaweed Photosynthesis with Combustion in a Zero-Emission Power Plant', Renewable Energy in Maritime Island Climates, Proceedings of Conference C85, Solar Energy Society (UK), pp. 23-27, 26-28 April 2006, Dublin, Ireland. http://arrow.dit.ie/engschmecoth/3/
  9. Foy, K. and J. McGovern, 'OFFCET - A Novel Power Production Cycle Concept', in Proc. 5th annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, 8-11 June 2006, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 21 slides. http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/06/carbon-seq/Tech%20Session%20087.pdf
  10. Shokotov, M., E. Yantovski and K. Foy, 'Forcing of Zero Emissions Piston Engine by Oxygen Enrichment in Membrane Reactor (Hi-Ox ZEMPES Project)', in Proc. 5th annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, 8-11 June 2006, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 15 slides. http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/06/carbon-seq/Tech%20Session%20012.pdf
  11. Foy, K. and E. Yantovski, 'Fuel-Fired Zero Emissions Power Plant Cycles with Oxygen Ion Transport Membranes (History and State-of-the-Art)', in Proc. 5th annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, 8-11 June 2006, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 36 slides. http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/06/carbon-seq/Tech%20Session%20011.pdf
  12. Foy, Kirsten and Evgeny Yantovski, 'History and State-of-the-Art of Fuel-Fired Zero Emission Power Cycles', International Journal of Thermodynamics, vol. 9, no. 2, June 2006, pp. 37–63.
  13. Foy, Kirsten and Jim McGovern, 'Analysis of the Effects of Combining Air Separation with Combustion in a Zero Emissions (ZEITMOP) Cycle', 19th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2006), pp. 1693-1701, 12-14 July 2006, Crete, Greece.
  14. Foy, K., M. Shokotov and E. Yantovski, 'Economics of Zero Emissions Piston Engines on Gasoline and Gases', Proceedings of the International Conference on Vehicles Alternative Fuel Systems and Environmental Protection (VAFSEP), ed. Abdul Ghani Olabi, pp. 123-128, 22-25 August 2006, Dublin, Ireland.
  15. Foy, K., A. Moran and J. McGovern, 'A Mechanical Design for a ZEMPES Prototype', Proceedings of the International Conference on Vehicles Alternative Fuel Systems and Environmental Protection (VAFSEP), ed. Abdul Ghani Olabi, pp. 56-60, 22-25 August 2006, Dublin, Ireland.
  16. Foy, Kirsten, Roman Warchol and Jim McGovern, 'A Detailed Simulation of the ZEITMOP Cycle with Combined Air Separation and Combustion', ECOS 2007, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ed. Alberto Mirandola, Ozer Arnas, Andrea Lazzaretto, pp. 893-900, 25-28 June 2007, Padova, Italy.
  17. Foy, Kirsten, 'Investigation into the possible use of an oxygen ion transport membrane combustion unit in an oxyfired power plant', PhD Thesis, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2007.
    http://arrow.dit.ie/engdoc/7/
  18. Foy, Kirsten and Jim McGovern, 'Analysis of the effects of combining air separation with combustion in a zero emissions (ZEITMOP) cycle', Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 48, 2007, pp. 3046-3052.

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