A ceramic-membrane-based methane combustion reactor with tailored function of simultaneous separation of carbon dioxide from nitrogen

Pingying Zeng, Ryan Falkenstein-Smith, Kang Wang, Jeongmin Ahn

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Abstract

Today, industry has become more dependent on natural gases and combustion processes, creating a tremendous pressure to reduce their emissions. Although the current methods such as chemical looping combustion (CLC) and pure oxygen combustion have several advantages, there are still many limitations. A ceramic membrane based methane combustion reactor is an environmentally friendly technique for heat and power generation. This work investigates the performance of a perovskite-type SrSc0.1Co0.9O3-δ (SSC) membrane reactor for the catalytic combustion of methane. For this purpose, the mixed ionic and electronic conducting SSC oxygenpermeable planar membrane was prepared by a drypressing technique, and the SSC powder catalyst was spray coated on the permeation side of the membrane. Then, the prepared SSC membrane with the catalyst was used to perform the catalytic combustion of methane. The oxygen permeability of the membrane reactor was studied. Also, the methane conversion rates and CO2 selectivity at various test conditions were reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2014 Collocated with the ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
PublisherWeb Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791845882
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2014 Collocated with the ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability - Boston, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2014Jul 2 2014

Publication series

NameASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2014 Collocated with the ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability

Other

OtherASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2014 Collocated with the ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period6/30/147/2/14

Keywords

  • CO capture
  • Ceramic membrane reactor
  • Methane combustion
  • Strontium cobalt oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Zeng, P., Falkenstein-Smith, R., Wang, K., & Ahn, J. (2014). A ceramic-membrane-based methane combustion reactor with tailored function of simultaneous separation of carbon dioxide from nitrogen. In ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2014 Collocated with the ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability (ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2014 Collocated with the ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability). Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). https://doi.org/10.1115/FuelCell2014-6510