Dr Wenting Hu
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- Address: School of Engineering
MA, MEng, PhD, University of Cambridge
Associate Member, IChemE
Associate Fellow, HEA
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a near to mid-term solution to carbon emission control, before full decarbonisation of the economy is possible. My current research focuses on the development and characterisation (thermodynamics and chemical kinetics) of new materials for chemical looping, a particular carbon capture technology. This technology uses solid oxides as oxygen carriers to separate a gas-gas reaction into two or more gas-solid reactions so that the separation of gaseous products can be avoided and the CO2 produced from the process can be captured directly. Depending on the properties of the oxygen carriers, they can be used for different applications, for example, the direct combustion of fuels, separation of oxygen from air for oxy-fuel combustion, reforming of natural gas and upgrading carbon-based fuels to hydrogen.
- Gorke RH, Hu W, Dunstan MT, Dennis JS, Scott SA. Exploration of the material property space for chemical looping air separation applied to carbon capture and storage. Applied Energy 2018, 212, 478-488.
- Menon A, Waller N, Hu W, Hayhurst AN, Davidson JF, Scott SA. The combustion of solid paraffin wax and of liquid glycerol in a fluidised bed. Fuel 2017, 199, 447–455.
- Hu W, Donat F, Scott SA, Dennis JS. The interaction between CuO and Al2O3 and the reactivity of copper aluminates below 1000 °C and their implication on the use of the Cu-Al-O system for oxygen storage and production. RSC Advances 2016, 6(114), 113016-113024.