Review on the two-step-conversion of CO2 driven by solar energy
2013 (English)In: The Journal of Macro Trends in Energy and Sustainability, Vol. 1, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The catalytic conversions of CO2 and H2O emerge as an attractive way to recycle CO2 and H2O to provide synthesis gas as an alternative fuel. Two-step-conversion method with catalysts shows a better performance among different techniques for converting CO2. Solar energy is highly interesting for researchers since it is renewable, feasible and abundant. This article reviews the different aspects of two-step-conversion of CO2 driven by solar energy, including the catalysts used for conversions, and the conversion systems with solar energy. The article focuses on ceria (CeO2) as the promising catalyst, and the looping circulating fluidized bed as the reactors for conversion systems with the prospect. The factors affecting the gas-solid interaction in fluidization are also reviewed. As the conclusion, the two-step conversion of CO2 driven by solar energy appears competitive and ceria gets advantages among the involved catalysts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 1, no 1
Thermochemical, Two - step, CO2 conversion, Solar energy, Fluidization, Ceria
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-153641OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-153641DiVA: diva2:752785
QC 201410062014-10-062014-10-062014-10-06Bibliographically approved