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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319950014533
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.