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Control and optimization system and method for chemical looping processes

United States Patent

February 17, 2015
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A control system for optimizing a chemical loop system includes one or more sensors for measuring one or more parameters in a chemical loop. The sensors are disposed on or in a conduit positioned in the chemical loop. The sensors generate one or more data signals representative of an amount of solids in the conduit. The control system includes a data acquisition system in communication with the sensors and a controller in communication with the data acquisition system. The data acquisition system receives the data signals and the controller generates the control signals. The controller is in communication with one or more valves positioned in the chemical loop. The valves are configured to regulate a flow of the solids through the chemical loop.
Lou; Xinsheng (West Hartford, CT), Joshi; Abhinaya (Manchester, CT), Lei; Hao (Windsor, CT)
ALSTOM Technology Ltd (Baden, CH)
14/ 275,201
May 12, 2014
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract DE-FC26-07NT43095 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.