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Title: The Modular Helium Reactor for Hydrogen Production

Abstract

For electricity and hydrogen production, an advanced reactor technology receiving considerable international interest is a modular, passively-safe version of the high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor (HTGR), known in the U.S. as the Modular Helium Reactor (MHR), which operates at a power level of 600 MW(t). For hydrogen production, the concept is referred to as the H2-MHR. Two concepts that make direct use of the MHR high-temperature process heat are being investigated in order to improve the efficiency and economics of hydrogen production. The first concept involves coupling the MHR to the Sulfur-Iodine (SI) thermochemical water splitting process and is referred to as the SI-Based H2-MHR. The second concept involves coupling the MHR to high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) and is referred to as the HTE-Based H2-MHR.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
911857
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-06-11320
TRN: US0800174
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (15PBNC),Sydney, Australia,10/15/2006,10/20/2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 - SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS, 08 - HYDROGEN; ECONOMICS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRICITY; ELECTROLYSIS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; HELIUM; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; PROCESS HEAT; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; WATER; H2-MHR; HTGR; hydrogen production; Modular Helium Reactor

Citation Formats

E. Harvego, M. Richards, A. Shenoy, K. Schultz, L. Brown, and M. Fukuie. The Modular Helium Reactor for Hydrogen Production. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
E. Harvego, M. Richards, A. Shenoy, K. Schultz, L. Brown, & M. Fukuie. The Modular Helium Reactor for Hydrogen Production. United States.
E. Harvego, M. Richards, A. Shenoy, K. Schultz, L. Brown, and M. Fukuie. Sun . "The Modular Helium Reactor for Hydrogen Production". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911857.
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abstractNote = {For electricity and hydrogen production, an advanced reactor technology receiving considerable international interest is a modular, passively-safe version of the high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor (HTGR), known in the U.S. as the Modular Helium Reactor (MHR), which operates at a power level of 600 MW(t). For hydrogen production, the concept is referred to as the H2-MHR. Two concepts that make direct use of the MHR high-temperature process heat are being investigated in order to improve the efficiency and economics of hydrogen production. The first concept involves coupling the MHR to the Sulfur-Iodine (SI) thermochemical water splitting process and is referred to as the SI-Based H2-MHR. The second concept involves coupling the MHR to high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) and is referred to as the HTE-Based H2-MHR.},
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