Selective low temperature chemical looping combustion of higher alkanes with Cu- and Mn- oxides
Güleç, Fatih; Meredith, Will; Sun, Cheng-Gong; Snape, Colin E.
Dr WILLIAM MEREDITH firstname.lastname@example.org
CHENG-GONG SUN email@example.com
COLIN SNAPE COLIN.SNAPE@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Chemical Technology & Chemical Eng
Chemical looping combustion (CLC) of n-hexadecane and n-heptane with copper and manganese oxides (CuO and Mn2O3) has been investigated in a fixed bed reactor to reveal the extent to which low temperature CLC can potentially be applicable to hydrocarbons. The effects of fuel to oxygen carrier ratio, fuel feed flow rate, and fuel residence time on the extent of combustion are reported. Methane did not combust, while near complete conversion was achieved for both n-hexadecane and n-heptane with excess oxygen carrier for CuO. For Mn2O3, complete reduction to Mn3O4 occurred, but the extent of combustion was controlled by the much slower reduction to MnO. Although the extent of cracking is relatively small in the absence of cracking catalysts, for the mechanism to be selective for higher hydrocarbons suggests that the reaction with oxygen involves radicals or carbocations arising from bond scission. Sintering of pure CuO occurred after repeated cycles, but this can easily be avoided using a support, such as alumina. The fact that higher hydrocarbons can be combusted selectively at 500 °C and below, offers the possibility of using CLC to remove these hydrocarbons and potentially other organics from hot gas streams.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Apr 15, 2019|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Güleç, F., Meredith, W., Sun, C., & Snape, C. E. (2019). Selective low temperature chemical looping combustion of higher alkanes with Cu- and Mn- oxides. Energy, 173, 658-666. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.02.099|
|Keywords||CO2 capture; Chemical looping combustion (CLC); Liquid fuels; Copper-based oxygen carrier; Manganese-based oxygen carrier|
Selective low temperature chemical looping combustion
You might also like
Progress in the CO2 Capture Technologies for Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Units—A Review
Pore structural evolution of shale following thermochemical treatment