The use of ilmenite as oxygen carrier with kerosene in a 300W CLC laboratory reactor with continuous circulation
Journal article, 2014

An ilmenite oxygen carrier was tested in a laboratory scale chemical-looping reactor with a nominal thermal capacity of 300 Wth. Ilmenite is a mineral iron-titanium oxide, which has been used extensively as an oxygen carrier in chemical-looping combustion. Two different kinds of fuels were used, a sulfur-free kerosene and one kerosene that contained 0.57 mass% sulfur. Both fuels were continuously evaporated and directly fed into the chemical-looping reactor. Experiments were conducted for 50 h with the sulfur-free kerosene and for 30 h with the sulfurous kerosene. CO2 yields above 99% were achieved with both types of fuel. A significant and lasting improvement in the oxygen carrier's reactivity was observed, presumably an effect of using sulfurous kerosene. No evidence of sulfur was found on the particles' surface.

Author

Patrick Moldenhauer

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Magnus Rydén

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Tobias Mattisson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Mourad Younes

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Anders Lyngfelt

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Applied Energy

0306-2619 (ISSN)

Vol. 113 1846-1854

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Areas of Advance

Energy

DOI

10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.06.009

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10/6/2017