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Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle fact sheet

Year Level(s) Years 7-10 Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Geography Science SOSE General Science Chemistry Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Coal & Low Emission Technology Energy Mining Gas
Resource Type Fact Sheet
Publish Date 1st Feb 2010

Find out how emissions from coal-burning can be reduced by turning the coal into syngas. This is a fact sheet describing methods of coal gasification, and how the resulting syngas can drive a combined cycle power generator. It lists the advantages of the technology, including low emissions and increased efficiency as well as the disadvantages.

Educational value statement

  • Includes diagrams showing the gasification and generation cycle
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF or MSWord file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe the production of syngas by gasification of coal
  • Students explain how combined cycle power generation results in increased efficiency and reduced emissions
  • Students discuss how low emission technologies have developed from the values and needs of contemporary society
  • Students describe how chemistry can be used to produce useful fuels.

Science Understanding: Chemical sciences; Earth and space sciences; Physical sciences

Australian Curriculum content statements
Science: ACSSU116; ACSSU179; ACSSU187; ACSSU190; ACSHE121; ACSHE230

Coal Gasification fact sheet - word version

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