Final Thesis

Optimal flexible operation of a power-to-gas process

Key Info

Basic Information

Unit:
Process Systems Engineering
Type:
Masterthesis
Focus/Key Topic:
simulativ
Date:
20.01.2020

Contact

The goal of the federal government aim at reducing the emission of greenhouse gases in Germany by 95 % compared to 1990. To achieve climate neutral production drastic transformations are necesssary for all sectors. Especially the chemical industry is affected as energy intensive industry. A relevant contribution to this goal are technologies to store or use excess electrity from renewable sources. Power-to-gas (PtG) processes are a promising solution. A important step is the improvement of their flexible operation. The focus of this thesis is the dynamic optimization of a power-to-gas process. As a first step, an existing dynamic model of a methanizing reactor of CO2 should be extended and adjusted to the needs of the dynamic optimization. The model is connected to an optimization tool and will be optimized using given constraints. From the results, conclusion should be drawn about sizing, operating conditions and feasiblity.

Tasks:
  • Modeling of the chemical system in Modelica
  • Formulation and solution of the optimal control problem
  • Interpretation and presentation of the results
Framework:
  • Industrial practise
  • Strong interest in simulation and thermodynamics necesssary
Contact:
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TLK Energy GmbH
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RWTH Aachen University
Aachener Verfahrenstechnik - Process Systems Engineering (AVT.SVT)
Johannes Faust, M.Sc.
Forckenbeckstr. 51
Room A-207
52074 Aachen, Germany
Tel: +49 241 80 94855
Email: johannes.faust@avt.rwth-aachen.de
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