May 1-5, 2011
A key issue in chemical looping reforming is to operate the process under pressurized conditions. Applicability of dual fluidized bed systems, currently used in atmospheric chemical looping processes, is affected by pressure. Critical design issues were studied and experimentally verified by cold flow model experiments. It turns out that it is important to achieve sufficient global solids circulation and to keep the pressure difference between the reactors low enough for proper operation of the loop seals.
Tobias Pröll, Hermann Hofbauer, and K. Marx, "Design Requirements for Pressurized Chemical Looping Reforming" in "10th International Conference on Circulating Fluidized Beds and Fluidization Technology - CFB-10", T. Knowlton, PSRI Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2013). http://dc.engconfintl.org/cfb10/34