标题：Utilization of lime mud from paper mill as CO2 sorbent in calcium looping process
作者：Rongyue Sun;Yingjie Li;Changtian Liu
作者机构：School of Energy and Power Engineering, National Engineering Laboracory for Coal-Buming Pollutants Emission Reduction, Shandong
来源：Chemical engineering journal
关键词：Lime mud;Pre-wash treatment;Calcium looping process;CO2 capture
摘要：Lime mud (LM), a solid waste that results from the causticization reaction in alkali recycling process of paper manufacture industry, was utilized as CO2 sorbent in calcium looping process in this study. The carbonation behavior of LM in the calcination/carbonation cycles was investigated in a dual fixed-bed reactor and a thermo-gravimetric analyzer. The results show that the carbonation conversions of LM are lower than those of limestone at the same reaction conditions. It attributes to the high chlorine content in LM which leads to more pronounced sintering and decreases the CO2 capture performance of LM. A pre-wash process was employed to decrease the chlorine content in LM. Based on an overall consideration of various factors, the pre-wash process is effective enough if the Cl/Ca molar ratio in LM is smaller than 1:100. Pre-washed lime mud (PLM) achieves higher carbonation rates and carbonation conversions, compared with LM. When calcined at 850 °C and carbonated at 700 °C, the carbonation conversion of PLM maintains at 36% after 100 cycles, which is 1.8 and 4.8 times as high as LM and limestone after the same number of cycles, respectively. The pore volume and surface area of calcined PLM were greater than those of calcined LM after the same number of cycles, especially the volume of the pores in the range of 10-100 nm in diameter. That is the reason why PLM exhibits higher CO2 capture capacity than LM in the multiple calcination/carbonation cycles. The carbonation conversions of LM and PLM are further enhanced by hydration of their calcines.