Novel Preparation Method of Macroporous Lime from Limestone for High-Temperature Desulfurization

Eiji Sasaoka, Md Azhar Uddin, Shigeru Nojima

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In order to develop a highly active calcium oxide high-temperature desulfurization sorbent, macroporous calcium oxides were directly prepared from limestone. This method is composed of two steps: swelling of the limestone in the gas phase followed by drying and calcination of the swelled samples. The swelling was found when limestone was exposed to a vapor of aqueous acetic acid. The swelling of the sample resulted from an increase of calcium acetate formation in the sample. It was then converted to macroporous calcium oxides by heating the sample to 850°C. The reactivity of the macroporous calcium oxide for the removal of SO2 or H2S under coexisting H2O vapor was higher than that of the calcined raw limestone. In particular, its SO2 removal capacity and oxidative character of CaS to CaSO4 and CaO were greatly improved by the swelling method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3639-3646
Number of pages8
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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