Chemical Looping: Innovative Materials and Advanced Technologies (CLIMAT)

01 November 2022 → 31 October 2025
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Chemical kinetics and thermodynamics
    • Modelling, simulation and optimisation
    • Chemical process design
    • Powder and particle technology
    • Carbon capture engineering
Multi-scale modelling Carbon dioxide capture and utilization (CCU) Development of functional materials
Project description

Chemical looping processes are increasingly gaining interest in view of their potential role in the transition towards a carbon-circular economy. Compared to their conventional counterparts, chemical looping processes provide a means for process intensification through process step optimization and inherent product separation, thereby decreasing the need of downstream separation. A major challenge in chemical looping lies in the achievement of a sufficiently high reactor productivity, as functional looping materials are cycled between different states. The aim of this project is to improve the productivity of advanced chemical looping processes, which will be pursued through the execution of three work packages: 1) Rational design of multi-functional looping materials, 2) kinetic experiments and modelling, 3) multi-scale reactor model development and validation. Super-dry reforming of methane, a process for enhanced CO2 and CH4 conversion into CO invented at the LCT, will be used as a case study to develop a model-aided framework for the optimization of advanced chemical looping processes.