Reduction and Decomposition Characteristics of CaSO4 Based Oxygen Carrier Particles

CaSO4 기반 산소전달입자의 환원과 분해특성


  • Received : 2015.11.06
  • Accepted : 2015.12.30
  • Published : 2015.12.30


As a candidate for cheap oxygen carrier, $CaSO_4$ based oxygen carriers have been developing. However, research on reaction characteristics and side reaction of $CaSO_4$ based oxygen carrier is very limited. There are many possible reactions for main components of syngas from coal. In this study, we prepared three $CaSO_4$ based oxygen carriers ($CaSO_4$-$Fe_2O_3$/bentonite, $CaSO_4$-$K_2CO_3$/bentonite, $CaSO_4$-CaO/bentonite) and performed reduction tests by hydrogen. Cyclic reduction-oxidation tests up to $5^{th}$ cycle are also conducted using hydrogen as fuel. Reduction reactivity of those $CaSO_4$ based oxygen carriers were compared with that of NiO based oxygen carrier (OCN703-1100). Real weight change fractions of $CaSO_4$ based oxygen carriers were higher than theoretical oxyen transfer capacity and reactivity of these particles decreased with the number of cycle increased. To check possible side reaction of $CaSO_4$ based oxygen carriers, $CaSO_4$ decomposition tests were carried out and $SO_2$ was detected even at $700^{\circ}C$. Consequently, we could conclude that $CaSO_4$ based oxygen carriers decompose and release $SO_2$ and this reaction lead reactivity decay of $CaSO_4$ based oxygen carries.


CLC;Oxygen carrier particle;Reduction;Decompostion;$SO_2$


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