Nuclear Production of Hydrogen

Second Information Exchange Meeting -- Argonne, Illinois, USA 2-3 October 2003

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Investigation on a New Hydrogen Production Process for FBR

Nuclear Energy Agency

A new thermochemical and electrolytic hybrid hydrogen production process (thermochemical and electrolytic hybrid hydrogen process in lower temperature range: HHLT) is under investigation to realise the hydrogen production from water by using the heat generation of coolant in fast breeding reactor (FBR). HHLT is based on sulphuric acid (H2SO4) synthesis and the decomposition processes developed earlier (Westinghouse process), and sulphur trioxide (SO3) decomposition process at about 500°C is facilitated by electrolysis with ionic oxygen conductive solid electrolyte which is extensively utilised for high-temperature electrolysis of water...


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