Rational Design of Mixed-Metal Oxides for Chemical Looping Combustion of Coal via Computational Experimental Studies


Schematic of the proposed scientific approach
Schematic of the proposed scientific approach
North Carolina State University
Website:  North Carolina State University
Award Number:  FE0011247
Project Duration:  09/15/2013 – 05/15/2017
Total Award Value:  $363,404
DOE Share:  $300,000
Performer Share:  $63,404
Technology Area:  University Training and Research
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials
Location:  Raleigh, North Carolina

Project Description

This project will develop a systematic approach to quantify the relationships among the compositional, structural, and reactive properties of the mixed-metal oxide based Oxygen Carriers. This will lead to systematic and quantitative criteria for Oxygen Carrier development. Using these criteria, a combination of muti-scale modeling, metaheuristic optimization, and experiments will be used to design optimized Oxygen Carriers for coal Chemical Looping Combustion.

Project Benefits

This project will develop rationally designed mixed-metal oxides for chemical looping combustion of coal via computational experimental studies. These developments will allow researchers to accurately predict the relationship between mixed-oxide compositions and their phase properties for oxygen carrier optimization. Overall, improvements to this advanced combustion technology will promote the development of advanced power plant designs for increased efficiency, operational flexibility, and lower capital and operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Jason Hissam: jason.hissam@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Briggs White: briggs.white@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Li Fanxing: fli5@ncsu.edu

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