Application of a novel calcium looping process for production of heat and carbon dioxide enrichment of greenhouses

Ramezani, M, Shah, K, Doroodchi, E and Moghtaderi, B 2015, 'Application of a novel calcium looping process for production of heat and carbon dioxide enrichment of greenhouses', Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 103, pp. 129-138.


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Title Application of a novel calcium looping process for production of heat and carbon dioxide enrichment of greenhouses
Author(s) Ramezani, M
Shah, K
Doroodchi, E
Moghtaderi, B
Year 2015
Journal name Energy Conversion and Management
Volume number 103
Start page 129
End page 138
Total pages 10
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Abstract Greenhouses typically employ conventional burner systems to suffice heat and carbon dioxide required for plant growth. The energy requirement and carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burner are generally high. As an alternative, this paper describes a novel greenhouse calcium looping process which is expected to decrease the energy requirements and associated carbon dioxide emissions. The conceptual design of greenhouse calcium looping process is carried out in the ASPEN Plus v 7.3 simulator. In a greenhouse calcium looping process, the calcination reaction is considered to take place during day time in order to provide the required optimum carbon dioxide between 1000 and 2000 ppm, while the carbonation reaction is occurred during night time to provide required heat. The process simulations carried out in ASPEN indicates that greenhouse calcium looping process theoretically attributes to zero emission of carbon dioxide. Moreover, in a scenario modelling study compared to the conventional natural gas burner system, the heat duty requirements in the greenhouse calcium looping process were found to reduce by as high as 72%.
Subject Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) ASPEN Plus simulation
Calcium looping process
Carbon dioxide emission
Carbonation-calcination reaction
Heating greenhouses
Thermodynamic equilibrium
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.06.044
Copyright notice © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0196-8904
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