Application of catalytic reaction for CO2 resource utilization and marine antifouling in coastal power plants

Ancang Liu, Chuan Chen, Jianzhong Chen, Chenliang Zhu, Yong Jiang, Fushen Lu, Shuangxi Wang, Ziyi Zhong, Yibing Song*

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Carbon dioxide(CO2) emission reduction and marine antifouling are the two major issues to be solved in coast-area thermal power plants. In recent years, the rapid development of CO2 solid sorption materials and new-energy-related catalytic reaction technologies has promoted the practical application of CO2 capture and utilization(CCU) technology. Applying CCU technology to the coal-fired power plants could transform them into CO2-captured and CO2-resourced power plants to achieve CO2 emission reduction, which sets a good future development tendency for thermal power enterprises. Besides, the catalytic reaction technology driven by clean-energy development has been extended to the field of marine antifouling and achieved substantial progress in recent years. In this paper, the new progress in the research and development of solid CO2 sorption materials is reviewed, particularly emphasizing the structural and functional modification of MOF materials for improving the selective CO2 sorption performance. Based on the operation situation and rich energy resource of the coastal thermal power plants, we have analyzed and summarized the achievements of thermal catalysis and photoelectroncatalysis in CO2 resource utilization and marine antifouling. Furthermore, an antifouling strategy using photocatalytic coatings to prevent and/or inhibit the adhesion and growth of marine organisms is proposed,and the feasibility of its application in some specific fields is demonstrated. Finally, we prospect the development trend of CO2 emission reduction and antifouling technology in coastal power plants.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
JournalChemical Industry and Engineering Progress
StatePublished - 2021

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