Chemical Looping Technology Research in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering that Promotes Clean Energy Continues to Receive National Attention
Posted: February 22, 2013
Jo McCulty,The Ohio State UniversityAt a research-scale combustion unit at The Ohio State University, engineers are testing a clean coal technology that harnesses the energy of coal chemically, without burning it. Here, doctoral student Elena Chung (left) and master's student Samuel ayham (right) display chunks of coal along with pulverized coal (bottle, center) and the iron oxide beads (bottle, right) that enable the chemical reaction.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering's Clean
Energy Chemical Looping Technology has continued to receive
national attention, most recently in
MIT Technology Review and
Fan, professor of chemical
and biomolecular engineering and director of Ohio
State’s Clean Coal Research Laboratory, pioneered
the technology called Coal-Direct Chemical
Looping (CDCL), which chemically harnesses coal’s energy
and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before it
can be released into the atmosphere.
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