Calcium looping with inherent energy storage for decarbonisation of coal-fired power plant
- Dec 7, 2020 4:50 pm GMT
Why do we need to look at a big picture when driving innovation in our specific research area?
When I was doing my PhD, I focused on an application of calcium looping for CO2 capture from fossil fuel power plants.
That's a rather simple process based on a following reversible reaction:
Carbonation (600-650ºC) CO2 + CaO = CaCO3
Calcination (>900ºC) CaCO3 = CO2 + CaO
But when I researched broader applications of calcium looping, I realised that it was also proposed for energy storage in solar power plants.
The attached paper was published in Energy and Environmental Science and explores the benefits of combining both applications of calcium looping.
I encourage you to look at a bigger picture in your research - you never know what you can come up with!
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