Sajen, Sandra and Singh, Sunit Kumar and Mungse, Pallavi and Rayalu, Sadhana and Watanabe, Kosuke and Govindachetty , Saravanan and Labhsetwar, Nitin (2016) Mechanically Stable Mixed Metal Oxide of Cu and Mn as Oxygen Carrier for Chemical Looping Syngas Combustion. Energy & fuels, 30 (9). pp. 7596-7603. ISSN 0887-0624, ESSN: 1520-5029

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Chemical looping combustion possesses an inherent advantage of separation of CO2 from the carbon based fuels including thermal power plants that would offer effective mitigation of CO2 emissions through carbon capture and sequestration. In this study, a stable and regenerative mixed transition metal oxide of Cu and Mn (CuMn2O4) is synthesized through coprecipitation method and tested for multi-cycle performance for the oxidation of syngas as fuel. It was observed that, 90% of oxygen carrying capacity of CuMn2O4 can be utilized for the oxidation of syngas with almost 100% conversion efficiency in a packed bed reactor. Theconversion efficiency of both CO and H2 was not altered significantly in all the tested cycles. CO2 and H2O were the sole products of syngas conversion. The phase of CuMn2O4 can be regenerated solely by aerial oxidation of the reduced products (Cu and MnO) at 800° C. Utilization of maximum oxygen carrying capacity can reduce the circulation frequency of oxygen carrier between air and fuel fluidized bed reactors that can reduce the energy penalty significantly. The pelletized oxygen carrier possess appreciable mechanical strength that showed micro-hardness up to 2186 N/mm2 which is suitable for fluidized bed CLC reactors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metal Oxide; Oxygen Carrier; Looping Combustion; CO2 Sequestration; Mechanical strength
Subjects: Air Pollution
Environmental Pollution
Chemistry, Chemical Technology
Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr Saravanan Govindachetty
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 09:47

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