This book covers the design, analysis, and optimization of the cleanest, most efficient fossil fuel-fired electric power generation technology at present and in the foreseeable future.

The book contains a wealth of first principles-based calculation methods comprising key formulae, charts, rules of thumb, and other tools developed by the author over the course of 25+ years spent in the power generation industry. It is focused exclusively on actual power plant systems and actual field and/or rating data providing a comprehensive picture of the gas turbine combined cycle technology from performance and cost perspectives.

Material presented in this book is applicable for research and development studies in academia and government/industry laboratories, as well as practical, day-to-day problems encountered in the industry (including OEMs, consulting engineers and plant operators).

chapter 1|5 pages


chapter 2|8 pages


chapter 3|17 pages

Bare Necessities

chapter 4|42 pages

Gas Turbine

chapter 5|39 pages

Steam Turbine

chapter 6|50 pages

Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)

chapter 7|24 pages

Heat Sink Options

chapter 8|42 pages

Combining the Pieces

chapter 9|23 pages

Major Equipment

chapter 10|38 pages

Balance of Plant

chapter 11|19 pages

Construction and Commissioning

chapter 12|14 pages

Environmental Considerations

chapter 13|33 pages


chapter 14|10 pages


chapter 15|48 pages


chapter 16|19 pages


chapter 17|13 pages


chapter 18|22 pages

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle

chapter 19|12 pages

Carbon Capture

chapter 20|4 pages

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