Chemical-looping combustion of solid fuels in a 10 kW reactor system using natural minerals as oxygen carrier
Paper in proceedings, 2013

Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) is an unmixed combustion concept where fuel and combustion air are kept separate by means of an oxygen carrier, and the CO2 capture is inherently achieved. This work presents findings from a continuously operated 10 kW pilot for solid fuels. Using petcoke as fuel, the following oxygen carriers are compared: (a) ilmenite, (b) ilmenite + lime, (c) manganese ore, and (d) manganese ore + lime. Compared to ilmenite, the use of manganese ore as oxygen carrier greatly enhanced the rate of gasification. By adding lime particles to the Mn ore, performance improved further. The addition of lime to ilmenite had a small beneficial effect on gas conversion and char gasification rate.


Fluidized Bed

Oxygen Carrier

Carbon Capture

Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC)

Manganese Ore



Carl Johan Linderholm

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Anders Lyngfelt

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Cristina Dueso

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Energy Procedia

18766102 (ISSN)

Vol. 37 598-607

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Areas of Advance




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