Special Issue "Recent Advances in Chemical Looping Combustion"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Raffaella Ocone
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Guest Editor
Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
Interests: modelling complex (multi-phase) reactive systems
Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci
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Guest Editor
Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors, Sustainable Process Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: process design and intensification; membranes and membrane reactors; separation technologies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Chemical looping combustion
  • Chemical looping reforming
  • Chemical looping processes
  • Metal oxides
  • Low-carbon technologies

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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