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Reference Number EP/I010912/1
Title Multi-scale evaluation of advanced technologies for capturing the CO2: chemical looping applied to solid fuels.
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 60%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr SA Scott
No email address given
University of Cambridge
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2011
End Date 30 September 2014
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £578,218
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East of England
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr SA Scott , Engineering, University of Cambridge (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Prof J (John ) Dennis , Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Dr P Fennell , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor C (Colin ) Snape , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr T Drage , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr P Kumar , Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey (0.001%)
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Abstract Chemical looping combustion is one way of using a solid fuel such as coal, which is able to capture the CO2 without the energy penalty usually associated with carbon capture. However, this is a relatively new technology, and its application on a full scale system is relatively risky, due to uncertainties in the potential performance, overall cost and robustness of the system. Here this is addressed in a systematic, multiscale approach, which considers the detailed behaviour of the solid oxygen carriers, through to the systems level integration into a power station and energy grid. Another objective is to share knowledge and build a sustainable collaboration between the Chinese and UK groups, and enhance post-graduate training in this field. Consequently, the proposal is based around project studentships (7 in total, 2 at CU, 1 at SU, 1 at IC, 2 at TU and 1 at SE). Students will be exchanged between the UK and Chinese groups for extended periods, and will work as embedded researchers, benefiting from the experience of the hosting group and PI, and facilitating knowledge transfer between the groups
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