Geopolymer oxygen carriers for chemical-looping combustion

Conference Dates

May 27-June 1, 2018


One of the best alternatives to reduce the economic cost of CO2 capture is represented by the chemical looping combustion (CLC). This technology accomplishes indirect fuel combustion by use of a solid oxygen carrier (OC), generally a metal oxide having the capability of transporting the oxygen needed for the combustion from an air reactor to a fuel reactor, usually designed as two coupled fluidized beds. The combustion takes place in the fuel reactor through the reaction between the fuel and the solid OC, which is consequently reduced to a lower oxidation state. The reduced OC is then transferred to the air reactor, where it is regenerated by oxidation in air at high temperature. Therefore, the CLC process enables the inherent separation of the produced CO2, the stream exiting the fuel reactor being only composed of CO2 and H2O, easily separable by water condensation.

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