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Chemical looping technology is a manifestation of the interplay among all the key elements of particle science and technology. This presentation will describe the fundamental and applied aspects of chemical looping technology that utilizes carbonaceous feedstock. It will discuss the ionic diffusion mechanisms, metal oxide synthesis, reaction and thermodynamics, reactor design, and system engineering along with energy conversion efficiency and economics of several large-scale chemical looping processes being developed at Ohio State University. Potential for selective oxidation in the production of fuels and chemicals, as well as solar based chemical looping technology, will also be discussed.
L. S. Fan is Distinguished University Professor and C. John Easton Professor in Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University. His research fields are in fluidization, powder technology, and multiphase reaction engineering. Professor Fan is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering, an Academician of Academia Sinica and a Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Australia Academy of Technology Science and Engineering, and Mexican Academy of Sciences. He was named in 2008 as one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by the AIChE.