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HycycleS: a project on nuclear and solar hydrogen production by sulphur-based thermochemical cycles

Roeb, Martin and Thomey, Dennis and Graf, Daniela and Sattler, Christian and Poitou, Sabine and Pra, F. and Tochon, P. and Mansilla, Christine and Robin, Jean-Charles and Le Naour, Francois and Allen, Ray W.K. and Elder, Rachel and Atkin, Ian and Karagiannakis, George and Agrafiotis, Christos and Konstandopoulos, Athanasois G. and Musella, M. and Haehner, Peter and Giaconia, Alberto and Sau, Salvatore and Tarquini, Pietro and Haussener, Sophia and Steinfeld, Aldo and Martinez, S. and Canadas, I. and Orden, Alfredo and Ferrato, Marc and Hinkley, Jim and Lahoda, Ed and Wong, Bunsen (2011) HycycleS: a project on nuclear and solar hydrogen production by sulphur-based thermochemical cycles. International Journal of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Applications, 2 (3), pp. 202-226.

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The European FP7 project HycycleS focuses on providing detailed solutions for the design of specific key components for sulphur-based thermochemical cycles for hydrogen production. The key components necessary for the high temperature part of those processes, the thermal decomposition of H2SO4, are a compact heat exchanger for SO3 decomposition for operation by solar and nuclear heat, a receiver-reactor for solar H2SO4 decomposition, and membranes as product separator and as promoter of the SO3 decomposition. Silicon carbide has been identified as the preferred construction material. Its stability is tested at high temperature and in a highly corrosive atmosphere. Another focus is catalyst materials for the reduction of SO3. Requirement specifications were set up as basis for design and sizing of the intended prototypes. Rigs for corrosion tests, catalyst tests and selectivity of separation membranes have been designed, built and completed. Prototypes of the mentioned components have been designed and tested.

Document Type:Article
Title:HycycleS: a project on nuclear and solar hydrogen production by sulphur-based thermochemical cycles
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Roeb, MartinSF-VN
Thomey, DennisSF-VN
Graf, Danieladaniela.graf@flabeg.com
Sattler, ChristianSF-VN
Poitou, SabineCEA
Pra, F.CEA
Tochon, P.CEA
Mansilla, ChristineCEA
Robin, Jean-CharlesCEA
Le Naour, FrancoisCEA
Allen, Ray W.K.Uni Sheffield
Elder, RachelUni Sheffield
Atkin, IanUni Sheffield
Karagiannakis, GeorgeAPTL
Agrafiotis, ChristosAPTL
Konstandopoulos, Athanasois G.APTL
Musella, M.JRC
Haehner, PeterJRC
Giaconia, AlbertoENEA
Sau, SalvatoreENEA
Tarquini, PietroENEA
Haussener, SophiaETH
Steinfeld, AldoETH
Martinez, S.Empresarios Agrupados
Canadas, I.Empresarios Agrupados
Orden, AlfredoEmpresarios Agrupados
Ferrato, MarcBoostech
Hinkley, JimCSIRO
Lahoda, EdWestinghouse
Wong, BunsenGeneral Atomics
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Applications
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 202-226
Keywords:sulphur; catalyst; silicon carbide; membranes; thermochemical cycle
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:E SF - Solar research (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Solare Verfahrenstechnik (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Christian Sattler
Deposited On:12 Dec 2011 13:45
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 20:25

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