Advancing sustainable materials in a circular economy for decarbonisation

Bankole I. Oladapo (Lead / Corresponding author), Mattew A. Olawumi, Temitope Olumide Olugbade, Ting Tin Tin

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Abstract

This research paper delves into the intricate interplay between decarbonisation and sustainability, focusing on adopting chemical looping technologies. Deep decarbonisation scenarios necessitate a profound transformation in various sectors to mitigate climate change, and oil refineries, as pivotal players, must adapt to these changes. Employing the BLUES integrated assessment model, we evaluate the evolution of the refining sector in decarbonisation pathways, emphasising its potential for sustainability through repurposing and emissions mitigation. Additionally, we delve into chemical looping technologies, including Solar Thermal Chemical Looping (STCL), Reverse Water Gas Shift Chemical Looping (RWGS-CL), Chemical Looping Reforming (CLR), and Super Dry Reforming (SDR), elucidating their principles and contributions to carbon dioxide (CO 2) conversion. These technologies offer promising routes for CO 2 capture and present opportunities for sustainable carbon loop cycles, potentially revolutionising industries' emissions reduction efforts. In a world of climate change, this research illuminates a sustainable path forward by integrating decarbonisation and innovative CO 2 management strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121116
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume360
Early online date20 May 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2024

Keywords

  • Carbon capture and utilisation
  • Chemical looping technologies
  • Decarbonisation
  • Integrated assessment modelling
  • Oil refineries
  • Sustainability

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