Nuclear Production of Hydrogen

Fourth Information Exchange Meeting, Oakbrook, Illinois, USA , 14-16 April 2009

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Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role as a sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier in the 21st century. This report describes the scientific and technical challenges associated with the production of hydrogen using heat and/or electricity from nuclear power plants, with special emphasis on recent developments in high-temperature electrolysis and the use of different chemical thermodynamic processes. Economics and market analysis as well as safety aspects of the nuclear production of hydrogen are also discussed.



Development of HI decomposition process in Korea

Nuclear Energy Agency

The efficiency of producing hydrogen through a sulphur-iodine process is very sensitive to the HI decomposition process. In Korea, an electrodialysis method was selected to concentrate HI in the solution. The current status of HI concentration and decomposition characteristics with electrodialysis, distillation and HI decomposition catalyst is presented. Another sensitive item of iodine content is also briefly described. A future plan on how to demonstrate a lab-scale SI closed loop is also presented with key issues.


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