Thermogravimetric Analysis Laboratory

Metadata Updated: March 26, 2018

At NETL’s Thermogravimetric Analysis Laboratory in Morgantown, WV, researchers study how chemical looping combustion (CLC) can be applied to fossil energy systems. During CLC, oxygen in the form of a solid material (called an oxygen carrier) is used rather than oxygen from the air. Because CLC produces just carbon dioxide and water—rather than the pollutants and greenhouse gases conventional combustion emits—it is a cleaner way to extract power from fossil fuels. The carbon dioxide emitted from CLC can be captured with relative ease. Researchers rely on the lab’s equipment to help them develop effective and affordable oxygen carriers and then subject them to rigorous testing to determine, among other things, their robustness and stability. Thermogravimetric analyses performed at the lab monitor the weight of oxygen carriers as a function of time, which enables scientists to evaluate how they react when they come into contact with fuel at combustion temperature. Oxygen carriers that successfully undergo increasingly large-scale tests may eventually be produced in large quantities and tested in NETL’s pilot-scale chemical looping reactor. The oxygen carriers developed in the lab can advance more widespread deployment of CLC.

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Metadata Created Date March 8, 2017
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