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Science China Technological Sciences

, Volume 61, Issue 12, pp 1779–1787 | Cite as

Thermodynamic assessment of solar-aided carbon dioxide conversion into fuels via Tin oxides

  • Hao Li
  • Lei Wang
  • MingKai FuEmail author
  • Xin LiEmail author
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Abstract

The conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels using solar energy is gaining attraction as a means to deal with climate change and energy depletion, and assessment for related thermochemical cycles has attracted great interests in recent years. Here, we perform the thermodynamical analysis on solar-aided CO2 conversion reactions based on Tin oxides. The equilibrium compositions, production purity and CO2 conversion are obtained. Also, the variations of conversion efficiency with respect to temperature, normal beam solar insolation, mean flux concentration ratio, initial CO2 to SnO ratio and heat recuperation percentage are revealed. Our results indicate the initial CO2 to SnO ratio, χini, has an evident impact on conversion efficiency and χini=0.5, T=700 K and χini=1, T=950 K, are favourable for solid C and gaseous CO production, respectively. The calculated maximum cycle efficiency with direct work production is 0.340 at T=950 K and χini=1, demonstrating the high conversion efficiency of the proposed system.

Keywords

thermodynamic analysis solar-aided CO2 conversion Tin oxides initial CO2 to SnO ratio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Electrical EngineeringChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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