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A solar reactor design for research on calcium oxide-based carbon-dioxide capture

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Leanne Reich

Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota 111 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
matth301@umn.edu

Luke Melmoth

Research School of Engineering The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
u4870390@anu.edu.au

Lindsey Yue

Research School of Engineering The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
lindsey.yue@anu.edu.au

Roman Bader

Research School of Engineering The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
roman.bader@anu.edu.au

Robert Gresham

Research School of Engineering The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
rob.gresham@anu.edu.au

Terrence Simon

Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota 111 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
simon002@umn.edu

Wojciech Lipinski

Research School of Engineering The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
wojciech.lipinski@anu.edu.au

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4037089 History: Received April 23, 2015; Revised May 26, 2017

Abstract

An engineering design for a 1-kW solar-driven reactor to capture carbon dioxide via the calcium oxide based two-step carbonation-calcination cycle has been completed. The reactor consists of a downward-facing cylindrical dual cavity. The inner cavity serves as the radiation receiver, while the outer cavity is the reaction chamber that contains a packed- or fluidized-bed of CaO particles. Several aspects have been incorporated in this reactor design, including high flexibility, mechanical rigidity and simplicity, high-temperature and thermal shock resistance, accommodation of thermal expansion, low convective heat losses, uniform gas distribution inside the reaction chamber, and simple reactor assembly. The final reactor design is presented and the reactor assembly is illustrated.

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