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Clean Energy Technology

Fan Shi
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, July 27, 2007 9:30 pm
Ben Bandy Conference Room
UK Center for Applied Energy Research


The presentation will focus on clean energy technology, including coal cleaning, CO2 capture and H2 production.

Coal has been recognized as a primary energy resource to the whole human society for thousands of years. As supported by US government, the clean coal technology can ensure a clean, secure energy future for American. Two coal cleaning technologies will be discussed. One is LICADO process which provides dry clean coal products. Another one is MSTLFLO process, which is an advanced flotation process. Both coal cleaning technologies provide effective removal of sulfur pyrites from coal. A scale-up MSTLFLO process is shown. CO2 capture using Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology will be discussed. Separation of CO2 from gas mixtures is studied. Hydrogen is the key to a clean energy future. Hydrogen can provide long-term energy security through use of diverse domestic resources. The progress on the H2 production via vapor phase methanol dehydrogenation will be presented. The support catalysts have been evaluated. The activity and selectivity of catalysts are discussed.