Development of Novel Particles for Chemical Looping Processes, including Direct Combustion of Biomass via Oxygen Uncoupling

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Department of Chemical Engineering


Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) is an innovative process for the combustion of fuels with in situ CO2 separation. In contrast to other carbon capture technologies, the large energy or cost penalties caused by gas separation are avoided since CO2 separation is intrinsic to the process. The development of a scalable production method for cost-effective, durable oxygen carriers is essential for the future ommercialisation of the CLC technology.

The oxygen carrier particles will be tested in novel reactors. The rate of oxygen release and uptake will be performed using two different reactors and the kinetics of reactions involved will be characterisation.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509486/1 30/09/2016 30/03/2022
2194421 Studentship EP/N509486/1 30/09/2018 31/12/2022 Michael High
EP/R513052/1 30/09/2018 29/09/2023
2194421 Studentship EP/R513052/1 30/09/2018 31/12/2022 Michael High
EP/T51780X/1 30/09/2020 29/09/2025
2194421 Studentship EP/T51780X/1 30/09/2018 31/12/2022 Michael High
Description Relationships between the synthesis conditions of materials and their properties have been determined. These relationships aid in the rational design of materials for specific applications in carbon dioxide capture and storage.
Exploitation Route The results of this funding will aid in the rational design of materials for oxygen carriers for chemical looping applications.
Sectors Construction,Energy,Other