Special Issue "Recent Advances in Chemical Looping Combustion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).
Interests: modelling complex (multi-phase) reactive systems
Interests: process design and intensification; membranes and membrane reactors; separation technologies
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Chemical looping (CL) processes refer to technologies able to convert energy whilst reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. A typical example is the chemical looping combustion (CLC) process, which is essentially an oxy-fuel process where air separation is achieved by transition metal particles that circulate between two reactors to carry out the oxidation and reduction reactions with air and fuel, respectively. This technology, which might be embedded into a fuel power plant for electricity generation, could lead to higher thermal plant efficiency than other technologies for carbon capture.
Although the technological principles are well-developed, practical and extensive adoption of CL at the industrial scale is hindered by a number of technical and economic challenges that current research efforts are trying to address. Among those challenges, the development of efficient, reliable, and cost-effective metal oxygen carriers, including both synthetic metal oxides and natural ores, is undoubtedly one of most relevant areas of investigation.
The redox process, at the core of any CL technology, has been shown to be relevant to a number of additional applications, such as energy storage, steam reforming, and olefin production. By presenting some of the latest research developments in the field of CL processes, we hope that additional research will flourish, contributing to the advancement of this exciting technology.
Prof. Dr. Raffaella Ocone
Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci
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- Chemical looping combustion
- Chemical looping reforming
- Chemical looping processes
- Metal oxides
- Low-carbon technologies