Improved oxygen production technologies

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Oxygen (O2) production is a major part of the energy consumption and capital cost of power stations and industrial processes using oxy-combustion and pre-combustion gasification of fossil fuels with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture. O2 requirements range from 3.0 tonne/day/MW net electrical power to about 20tonne/day/MW. O2 purities are from 90% to 97% and delivery pressures are from 1.7 bar to 70 bar. O2 is currently produced by cryogenic distillation of air in efficient optimized plants. A new process for O2 production under development uses a mixed metal oxide ceramic membrane (ITM or OTM) operating at temperatures above 700oC integrated with a high temperature and pressure air source such as a gas turbine. Reducing conditions on the permeate side of the membrane allow the production of hydrogen plus carbon monoxide (H2+CO) gas at elevated pressure. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.




Allam, R. J. (2009). Improved oxygen production technologies. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 1, pp. 461–470).

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