Yu-Cheng Liu1, Young Ku 1, Yao-Hsuan Tseng1, Hao-Yeh Lee1, Yu-Lin Kuo2

  • 1 Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan
  • 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan

Received: October 20, 2015
Revised: July 5, 2016
Accepted: July 11, 2016
Download Citation: ||https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2015.10.0603  

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Cite this article:
Liu, Y.C., Ku, Y., Tseng, Y.H., Lee, H.Y. and Kuo, Y.L. (2016). Fabrication of Fe2O3/TiO2 Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion and Hydrogen Generation. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 16: 2023-2032. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2015.10.0603


  • Prepared Fe2O3/TiO2 oxygen carriers exhibited applicable reactivity and stability.
  • Effect of TiO2 content on Fe2O3/TiO2 oxygen carriers were studied.
  • High fuel conversion and H2 production yield were achieved by fixed bed operation.



The characteristics and application of TiO2-supported Fe2O3 oxygen carriers were investigated for chemical looping combustion (CLC) and hydrogen generation (CLHG) in this study. Prepared Fe2O3/TiO2 oxygen carriers with 20–30 wt% of TiO2 were demonstrated to achieve satisfactory results even after 30-cycle operation by thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). Oxygen carriers contain more than 33 wt% TiO2 were observed to be more porous and fragile after continuous high-temperature operation. Conversely, the reactivity of oxygen carriers contain less 10 wt% TiO2 was rapidly decayed after operated for merely 3 redox cycles because of their dense structure. The CO2 and H2 conversions through syngas combustion and steam oxidation, respectively, for experiments were demonstrated to be feasible using sieved oxygen carriers at higher operation temperatures from 400 to 1000°C in fixed bed reactor (FBR) system.

Keywords: Fe2O3; Oxygen carrier; TiO2; Chemical looping combustion; Chemical looping hydrogen generation

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