Title

Oxygen Carrier Synthesis and Characterization by Chemical Looping with Oxygen Uncoupling

Author(s)

Victor Ruan, GSSM

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

Global warming has become an increasingly pressing issue and many seek to mitigate the effects of these increasing temperatures or to stop them altogether. One way to do so is through a process called chemical looping with oxygen uncoupling (CLOU), which was the topic of my research. Current carbon capture technologies are capable of capturing carbon, but the problem is that this process is too expensive due to the separation of the carbon emissions from the nitrogen in the air that must be performed before the carbon is captured. The CLOU process provides an alternative to this costly separation process by providing a source of pure oxygen. Doing so allows the separation of the carbon emissions from nitrogen to be avoided altogether. My research focused specifically on finding the combination of oxygen carriers and support compounds that would yield the largest percent of oxygen, thereby optimizing the amount of carbon emissions that react with the oxygen from the oxygen carrier. It was found that among those tested, the ones without support compounds released the highest percentage of oxygen.

Location

Neville 106

Start Date

4-14-2018 12:00 PM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 12:00 PM

Oxygen Carrier Synthesis and Characterization by Chemical Looping with Oxygen Uncoupling

Neville 106

Global warming has become an increasingly pressing issue and many seek to mitigate the effects of these increasing temperatures or to stop them altogether. One way to do so is through a process called chemical looping with oxygen uncoupling (CLOU), which was the topic of my research. Current carbon capture technologies are capable of capturing carbon, but the problem is that this process is too expensive due to the separation of the carbon emissions from the nitrogen in the air that must be performed before the carbon is captured. The CLOU process provides an alternative to this costly separation process by providing a source of pure oxygen. Doing so allows the separation of the carbon emissions from nitrogen to be avoided altogether. My research focused specifically on finding the combination of oxygen carriers and support compounds that would yield the largest percent of oxygen, thereby optimizing the amount of carbon emissions that react with the oxygen from the oxygen carrier. It was found that among those tested, the ones without support compounds released the highest percentage of oxygen.