Evolution, Fields of Research, and Future of Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC) process: A Review

  • Shahrestani, Masoumeh Moheb (Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Isfahan) ;
  • Rahimi, Amir (Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Isfahan)
  • Received : 2014.09.30
  • Accepted : 2014.12.11
  • Published : 2014.12.31


This study presents a review on Chemical looping combustion (CLC) development, design aspects and modeling. The CLC is in fact an unmixed combustion based on the transfer of oxygen to the fuel by a solid oxygen carrier material avoiding the direct contact between air and fuel. The CLC process is considered as a very promising combustion technology for power plants and chemical industries due to its inherent capability of $CO_2$ capturing, which avoids extra separation costs of the of $CO_2$ from the rest of flue gases. This review covers the issues related to oxygen carrier materials. The modeling works are reviewed and different aspects of modeling are considered, as well. The main drawbacks and future research and prospects are remarked.



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