The use of ilmenite as oxygen carrier with kerosene in a 300W CLC laboratory reactor with continuous circulation
Övrigt konferensbidrag, 2012

An ilmenite oxygen carrier was tested in a laboratory scale chemical-looping reactor with a design thermal capacity of 300 W. Ilmenite is a mineral iron-titanium oxide, which has been used extensively as an oxygen carrier in CLC. Two different kinds of fuels were used, a sulfur-free kerosene and one that contained 0.57 mass-% sulfur. Both fuels were continuously evaporated and di-rectly 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. It seems that a significant and lasting improvement in the oxygen carrier’s reactivity was achieved by using sulfurous kerosene. No evidence of sulfur was found on the particles’ surface.


Patrick Moldenhauer

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Magnus Rydén

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Tobias Mattisson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Mourad Younes

Anders Lyngfelt

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Chemical Looping, Darmstadt, Germany, September 26-28, 2012


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