Chemical looping reaction split a single chemical reaction into (at least) two half reactions, allowing the individual components to be specially or temporally separated, thus enabling optimization of the reaction conditions of each component or implicit separation of reactants and products, simplifying downstream materials handling. Metal oxides act as coupling material for many reduction/oxidation reactions. In order to optimize the behavior it is critical to understand the thermodynamics of metal oxide reduction/oxidation. Here we will discuss the basic concepts of this as well as how these parameters can be determine using TGA analysis, with a specific concentration on thermochemical energy storage and thermochemical water and CO2 splitting.
Dr. Christopher Muhich
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University
Christopher Muhich is an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan before completing a doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, under the supervision of Al Weimer and Charles Musgrave. After graduate school, he did postdoctoral work in the Aldo Steinfeld group at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). His research uses computational chemistry techniques to fundamentally understand and design materials to facilitate renewable energy generation, and environmentally relevant processes.