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Reference Number EP/N509887/1
Title ORACLE: Odorant RemovAl by Chemical Looping dEsulphurisation
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 50%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells, Stationary applications) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr SA Scott
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University of Cambridge
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 09 November 2015
End Date 08 November 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £56,114
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East of England
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr SA Scott , Engineering, University of Cambridge (100.000%)
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Abstract Work in this grant will look at the uses of oxygen carriers in processes to assist in the removal of odorant compounds from natural gas. The odorants are added so that leaks of gas can be detected by the smell, however, they pose problems for any use the natural gas which is not tolerant of sulphur. in particular fuel cells use catalysts which are deactivated by sulphur. It is therefore necessary to remove the odorants before the natural gas can be used in these systems. An oxygen carrier uses oxygen held within the solid material to burn a substance, and can then be regenerated itself with air. We will look at the selectivity and efficiency of various oxygen carrier materials towards the combustion of sulphur containing compounds. This process, if found to be suitable can then be used in a system which first combusts the sulphur compounds to sulphur dioxide so that it can be removed by standard methods
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