Fabrication and Processing of Next Generation Oxygen Carrier Materials for Chemical Looping Combustion

 

Schematic description of CLC (left) and chemical looping<br/>with oxygen uncoupling (CLOU) (right) processes.
Schematic description of CLC (left) and chemical looping
with oxygen uncoupling (CLOU) (right) processes.
Performer: 
University of Toledo
Website:  University of Toledo
Award Number:  FE0008774
Project Duration:  09/04/2012 – 09/03/2016
Total Award Value:  $470,674.00
DOE Share:  $300,000.00
Performer Share:  $170,674.00
Technology Area:  University Training and Research
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials
Location:  Toledo, Ohio

Project Description

The University of Toledo will devise material processing techniques for the development and evaluation of two new groups of oxygen carrier materials based on a crystal structure and will systematically investigate their carrier formulations. These new oxygen carriers would be used in chemical looping combustion systems, and would be more thermally and chemically stable than materials currently being considered for this application.

Project Benefits

This project combines synthesis and processing protocols to produce and characterize laboratory-scale quantities of new oxygen carrier materials for chemical looping combustion. New oxygen carrier materials development may advance chemical looping combustion as an efficient and economical approach to fossil fuel based combustion with carbon capture and/or better use of domestic energy resources with less negative impact on the environment. Overall, improvements to advanced combustion technology will promote the development of advanced power plant designs that can lead to improvements in efficiency and operational flexibility, resulting in lower capital and operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Charles Miller: Charles.Miller@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Susan Maley: Susan.Maley@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Abdul-Majeed Azad: abdul-majeed.azad@utoledo.edu
 

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