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Role of particle size on the multicycle calcium looping activity of limestone for thermochemical energy storage

Role of particle size on the multicycle calcium looping activity of limestone for thermochemical energy storage

Durán-Martín, Jonatan D., Sánchez Jimenez, Pedro E., Valverde, José M, Perejón, Antonio, Arcenegui-Troya, Juan, García-Triñanes, Pablo ORCID: 0000-0002-4993-2250 and Pérez Maquedaa, Luis A. (2019) Role of particle size on the multicycle calcium looping activity of limestone for thermochemical energy storage. Journal of Advanced Research, 22. pp. 67-76. ISSN 2090-1232 (Print), 2090-1224 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jare.2019.10.008)

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Abstract

The calcium looping process, based on the reversible reaction between CaCO3 and CaO, is recently attracting a great deal of interest as a promising thermochemical energy storage system to be integrated in Concentrated Solar Power plants (CaL-CSP). The main drawbacks of the system are the incomplete conversion of CaO and its sintering-induced deactivation. In this work, the influence of particle size in these deactivation mechanisms has been assessed by performing experimental multicycle tests using standard limestone particles of well-defined and narrow particle size distributions. The results indicate that CaO multicycle conversion benefits from the use of small particles mainly when the calcination is carried out in helium at low temperature. Yet, the enhancement is only significant for particles below 15 μm. On the other hand, the strong sintering induced by calcining in CO2 at high temperatures makes particle size much less relevant for the multicycle performance. Finally, SEM imaging reveals that the mechanism responsible for the loss of activity is mainly pore-plugging when calcination is performed in helium, whereas extensive loss of surface area due to sintering is responsible for the deactivation when calcination is carried out in CO2 at high temperature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: concentrated solar power, calcium looping, energy storage, calcium oxide, calcium carbonate
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 12:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25835

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