Date of Award

8-1-2014

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Wiltowski, Tomasz

Abstract

Amin Bagheri, for the Master of Science degree in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND ENERGY PROCESSES, presented on June 23, 2014, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale TITLE: STUDYING THE MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF OXYGEN CARRIER IN COAL DIRECT CHEMICAL LOOPING MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Tomasz S. Wiltowski Magnetic separation of oxygen carrier from coal after combustion by-products was studied. Samples were prepared using iron metal, hematite and magnetite mixed with quartz in three different concentrations. A variable speed and magnetic field intensity separator unit was designed and constructed to prove the concept of magnetic separation. The unit went through trial and error steps to improve overall functionality and efficiency including belt material selection, electromagnet selection, feeder and collector buckets, drive drum and idler manufacturing. Prepared samples were tested in different velocities and magnetic field intensities.

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