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Title: Initial Screening of Thermochemical Water-Splitting Cycles for High Efficiency Generation of Hydrogen Fuels Using Nuclear Power

Abstract

OAK B188 Initial Screening of Thermochemical Water-Splitting Cycles for High Efficiency Generation of Hydrogen Fuels Using Nuclear Power There is currently no large scale, cost-effective, environmentally attractive hydrogen production process, nor is such a process available for commercialization. Hydrogen is a promising energy carrier, which potentially could replace the fossil fuels used in the transportation sector of our economy. Fossil fuels are polluting and carbon dioxide emissions from their combustion are thought to be responsible for global warming. The purpose of this work is to determine the potential for efficient, cost-effective, large-scale production of hydrogen utilizing high temperature heat from an advanced nuclear power station. Almost 800 literature references were located which pertain to thermochemical production of hydrogen from water and over 100 thermochemical watersplitting cycles were examined. Using defined criteria and quantifiable metrics, 25 cycles have been selected for more detailed study.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Atomics, San Diego, CA (US); University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (US); Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
761610
Report Number(s):
GA-A23373
TRN: US0303958
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-99SF21888
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Dec 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CARBON DIOXIDE; EFFICIENCY; FOSSIL FUELS; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN FUELS; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; NUCLEAR POWER; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; TRANSPORTATION SECTOR; WATER

Citation Formats

Brown, L.C., Funk, J.F., and Showalter, S.K. Initial Screening of Thermochemical Water-Splitting Cycles for High Efficiency Generation of Hydrogen Fuels Using Nuclear Power. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/761610.
Brown, L.C., Funk, J.F., & Showalter, S.K. Initial Screening of Thermochemical Water-Splitting Cycles for High Efficiency Generation of Hydrogen Fuels Using Nuclear Power. United States. doi:10.2172/761610.
Brown, L.C., Funk, J.F., and Showalter, S.K. Wed . "Initial Screening of Thermochemical Water-Splitting Cycles for High Efficiency Generation of Hydrogen Fuels Using Nuclear Power". United States. doi:10.2172/761610. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/761610.
@article{osti_761610,
title = {Initial Screening of Thermochemical Water-Splitting Cycles for High Efficiency Generation of Hydrogen Fuels Using Nuclear Power},
author = {Brown, L.C. and Funk, J.F. and Showalter, S.K.},
abstractNote = {OAK B188 Initial Screening of Thermochemical Water-Splitting Cycles for High Efficiency Generation of Hydrogen Fuels Using Nuclear Power There is currently no large scale, cost-effective, environmentally attractive hydrogen production process, nor is such a process available for commercialization. Hydrogen is a promising energy carrier, which potentially could replace the fossil fuels used in the transportation sector of our economy. Fossil fuels are polluting and carbon dioxide emissions from their combustion are thought to be responsible for global warming. The purpose of this work is to determine the potential for efficient, cost-effective, large-scale production of hydrogen utilizing high temperature heat from an advanced nuclear power station. Almost 800 literature references were located which pertain to thermochemical production of hydrogen from water and over 100 thermochemical watersplitting cycles were examined. Using defined criteria and quantifiable metrics, 25 cycles have been selected for more detailed study.},
doi = {10.2172/761610},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 1999},
month = {Wed Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 1999}
}

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