YSZ-Ceria for chemical looping syngas production

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dc.contributor Williamson, Derek G.
dc.contributor Midkiff, K. Clark
dc.contributor.advisor Uddi, Mruthunjaya
dc.contributor.author Chattopadhyay, Abhirup
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-28T14:12:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-28T14:12:45Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002668
dc.identifier.other Chattopadhyay_alatus_0004M_13020
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3264
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The increase of carbon footprint over the years is a serious cause of concern for mankind in recent times. As a consequence, carbon capture and sequestration has been given unprecedented focus. Chemical looping combustion (CLC) is one of the novel methods of carbon capture. A rotary reactor developed recently for CLC has been discussed extensively. The applicability of the chemical looping process in syngas production has been studied in this experiment. Ceria is used as the oxygen carrier material and YSZ (Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia) as the support material. Gas productions at different temperatures are studied to have a generic understanding of the reactions at different temperatures. Chemical looping reaction is observed to be a good method for syngas production, involving lesser steps than most conventional methods. Ceria is found to be a good oxygen carrier material. It is further noted that the quantity of syngas produced is higher as reactions are carried out at higher temperatures. Syngas produced using the chemical looping process allows for direct capture and sequestration of CO2, making the process in turn carbon neutral, sustainable and environment friendly.
dc.format.extent 54 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Mechanical engineering
dc.title YSZ-Ceria for chemical looping syngas production
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
etdms.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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