Progress of international hydrogen production network for the thermochemical Cu–Cl cycle

Naterer, Greg F. and Suppiah, Sam and Stolberg, Lome and Lewis, Michele and Dincer, Ibrahim and Rosen, M. A. and Gabriel, Kamiel and Secnik, Edward and Pioro, Igor and Lvov, Serguei and Jiang, Jin and Mostaghimi, Javad and Ikeda, Brian M. and Rizvi, Ghaus and Lu, Lixuan and Wang, Zhaolin and Odukoya, Adedoyin and Avsec, Jurij (2013) Progress of international hydrogen production network for the thermochemical Cu–Cl cycle. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2). pp. 740-759. ISSN 0360-3199

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This paper presents recent advances by an international team which is developing the thermochemical copper–chlorine (Cu–Cl) cycle for hydrogen production. Development of the Cu–Cl cycle has been pursued by several countries within the framework of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) for hydrogen production with the next generation of nuclear reactors. Due to its lower temperature requirements in comparison with other thermochemical cycles, the Cu–Cl cycle is particularly well matched with Canada's Generation IV reactor, SCWR (Super-Critical Water Reactor), as well as other heat sources such as solar energy or industrial waste heat. In this paper, recent developments of the Cu–Cl cycle are presented, specifically involving unit operation experiments, corrosion resistant materials and system integration.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 13432
Keywords: Copper–chlorine cycle, Nuclear hydrogen production
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: January 2013
Date Type: Publication
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