Power generation from natural gas is expected to be more efficient, up to 70 times faster than usual methods with the discovery of a new catalyst using iron oxide and mixed conductive support. The discovery by chemical engineers from North Carolina State University (NCSU), US, could also effectively capture carbon dioxide, CO2.
Chemical looping, is a process in which a solid, oxygen rich material, also known as an “oxygen carrier”—is put in contact with natural gas. The oxygen atoms in the oxygen carrier interact with the natural gas, causing combustion that produces energy.
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||Carbon dioxide sequestration and related technologies
||Phalen, Robert F.
Carbon dioxide sequestration is a technology that is being explored to curb the anthropogenic emission of CO2 into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide has been implicated in the global climate change and reducing them is a potential solution. The injection of carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) has the duel benefit of sequestering the CO2 and extending the life of some older fields. Sequestering CO2 and EOR have many shared elements that make them comparable. This volume presents some of the latest information on these processes covering physical properties, operations, design, reservoir engineering, and geochemistry for AGI and the related technologies. Contents. [Publishers info]