Regeneration of sulfated dolomite and limestone by reductive decomposition

Ersoy-Mericboyu A., Karatepe N. , Kucukbayrak S., Kafa S., Gursoy G.

ENERGY SOURCES, cilt.21, sa.7, ss.589-593, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00908319950014533
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.589-593


Regeneration properties of sulfated dolomite and limestone samples were investigated. Natural stones were first fully calcined at 1223 K in a gaseous atmosphere consisting of CO2 15 vol % and dry air 85 vol. %;second, sulfation of the calcines was achieved by reacting them with a gaseous mixture consisting of CO2 15 vol. %, SO2 0.35 vol. %, and a balance of dry air at 1223 K last, sulfated calcines were regenerated at 1373 K by a reductive decomposition process. During regeneration a 3:1 volumetric ratio of CO2 / CO was maintained in the reducing gaseous atmosphere to minimize CaS formation. It has been found that for the five sulfation-generation cycles the reactivity of the limestone and dolomite samples remained at acceptable levels. Since the repeated sulfation-regeneration steps caused art important change on the crystal lattice, as compared to the fresh? stones, sorbent reactivity was also changed.