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Hydrogen Production Using Nuclear Energy

Abstract

One of the IAEA's statutory objectives is to 'seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world.' One way this objective is achieved is through the publication of a range of technical series. Two of these are the IAEA Nuclear Energy Series and the IAEA Safety Standards Series. According to Article III.A.6 of the IAEA Statute, the safety standards establish 'standards of safety for protection of health and minimization of danger to life and property'. The safety standards include the Safety Fundamentals, Safety Requirements and Safety Guides. These standards are written primarily in a regulatory style, and are binding on the IAEA for its own programmes. The principal users are the regulatory bodies in Member States and other national authorities. The IAEA Nuclear Energy Series comprises reports designed to encourage and assist R and D on, and application of, nuclear energy for peaceful uses. This includes practical examples to be used by owners and operators of utilities in Member States, implementing organizations, academia, and government officials, among others. This information is presented in guides, reports on technology status and advances, and best practices for peaceful uses of nuclear energy based on  More>>
Authors:
Verfondern, K. [1] 
  1. Research Centre Juelich (Germany)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 2013
Product Type:
Book
Report Number:
STI/PUB-1577
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Refs., figs., tabs.; Related Information: Series: IAEA Nuclear Energy Series; no. NP-T-4.2
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 08 HYDROGEN; ECONOMY; ELECTRIC POWER; EURATOM; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; HYDROGEN STORAGE; IAEA; MEMBER STATES; NEA; NUCLEAR POWER; PROCESS HEAT; PROCESS HEAT REACTORS; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SAFETY STANDARDS; STEAM
OSTI ID:
22117380
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Division of Nuclear Power, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-135110-4; ISSN 1995-7807; TRN: XA13R0569074001
Availability:
Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Pub1577_web.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
400 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 2013

Citation Formats

Verfondern, K. Hydrogen Production Using Nuclear Energy. IAEA: N. p., 2013. Web.
Verfondern, K. Hydrogen Production Using Nuclear Energy. IAEA.
Verfondern, K. 2013. "Hydrogen Production Using Nuclear Energy." IAEA.
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title = {Hydrogen Production Using Nuclear Energy}
author = {Verfondern, K.}
abstractNote = {One of the IAEA's statutory objectives is to 'seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world.' One way this objective is achieved is through the publication of a range of technical series. Two of these are the IAEA Nuclear Energy Series and the IAEA Safety Standards Series. According to Article III.A.6 of the IAEA Statute, the safety standards establish 'standards of safety for protection of health and minimization of danger to life and property'. The safety standards include the Safety Fundamentals, Safety Requirements and Safety Guides. These standards are written primarily in a regulatory style, and are binding on the IAEA for its own programmes. The principal users are the regulatory bodies in Member States and other national authorities. The IAEA Nuclear Energy Series comprises reports designed to encourage and assist R and D on, and application of, nuclear energy for peaceful uses. This includes practical examples to be used by owners and operators of utilities in Member States, implementing organizations, academia, and government officials, among others. This information is presented in guides, reports on technology status and advances, and best practices for peaceful uses of nuclear energy based on inputs from international experts. The IAEA Nuclear Energy Series complements the IAEA Safety Standards Series. Nuclear generated hydrogen has important potential advantages over other sources that will be considered for a growing hydrogen share in a future world energy economy. Still, there are technical uncertainties in nuclear hydrogen processes that need to be addressed through a vigorous research and development effort. Safety issues as well as hydrogen storage and distribution are important areas of research to be undertaken to support a successful hydrogen economy in the future. The hydrogen economy is gaining higher visibility and stronger political support in several parts of the world. In recent years, the scope of the IAEA's programme has been widened to include other more promising applications such as nuclear hydrogen production and higher temperature process heat applications. The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Euratom and the Generation IV International Forum have also shown interest in the non-electric applications of nuclear power based on future generation advanced and innovative nuclear reactors. This report was developed under an IAEA project with the objective of providing updated, balanced and objective information on the current status of hydrogen production processes using nuclear energy. It documents the state of the art of the development of hydrogen as an energy carrier in many Member States, as well as its corresponding production through the use of nuclear power. The report includes an introduction to the technology of nuclear process heat reactors as a means of producing hydrogen or other upgraded fuels, with a focus on high temperature reactor technology to achieve simultaneous generation of electricity and high temperature process heat and steam. Special emphasis is placed on the safety aspects of nuclear hydrogen production systems.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2013}
month = {Mar}
}