High-temperature nuclear reactors as an energy source for hydrogen production

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From hydrogen economy Miami energy conference; Miami Beach, Florida, USA (18 Mar 1974). Application of current high-temperature reactor technology to hydrogen production is reviewed. The requirements and problems of matching a thermochemical hydrogen production cycle to a nuclear heat source are discussed. Possibilities for extending the temperature of reactors upward are outlined. The major engineering problem is identified as the development of a high-temperature process heat exchanger separating the nuclear heat source from the chemical process. (auth)

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Balcomb, J.D. & Booth, L.A. January 1, 1974.

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From hydrogen economy Miami energy conference; Miami Beach, Florida, USA (18 Mar 1974). Application of current high-temperature reactor technology to hydrogen production is reviewed. The requirements and problems of matching a thermochemical hydrogen production cycle to a nuclear heat source are discussed. Possibilities for extending the temperature of reactors upward are outlined. The major engineering problem is identified as the development of a high-temperature process heat exchanger separating the nuclear heat source from the chemical process. (auth)

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--74-213
  • Report No.: CONF-740306--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1021813

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Balcomb, J.D. & Booth, L.A. High-temperature nuclear reactors as an energy source for hydrogen production, article, January 1, 1974; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1021813/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.