Regeneration of sulfated dolomite and limestone by reductive decomposition

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

Energy Sources, vol.21, no.7, pp.589-593, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319950014533
  • Journal Name: Energy Sources
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.589-593
  • Keywords: Dolomite, Limestone, Regeneration, Sulfation
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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 fine sulfation-generation cycles the reactivity of the limestone and dolomite samples remained at acceptable levels. Since the repeated sulfation-regeneration steps caused an important change on the crystal lattice, as compared to the fresh stones, sorbent reactivity was also changed. Copyright © 1999 Taylor & Francis.