Thermochemical processes for solar hydrogen production Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.


  • Main Title Thermochemical processes for solar hydrogen production


  • Author: Bowman, M.G.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico


  • Creation: 1982-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The use of solar energy to produce hydrogen from water is an attractive concept that merits a continuing research and development effort. The base technology being developed for solar thermal power can be applied effectively in the production of hydrogen from water. Hydrogen production could be based on advanced water electrolysis and economic solar hydrogen become an eventual reality even if advanced processes do not prove to be feasible. Thermochemical cycles for decomposing water promise higher efficiencies if cycles can be developed that match the characteristics of solar heat sources. At present, cycles based on sulfuric acid are the most fully developed processes and they can be adapted to solar thermal systems and serve as standards of comparison for new cycles as they are discovered and developed. Advanced cycles based on solids decomposition reactions should interface advantageously with solar thermal systems and several cycles based on such reactions are under experimental evaluation.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 7


  • Keyword: Chemical Reactions
  • Keyword: Solar Process Heat
  • Keyword: Oxides
  • Keyword: Heat
  • Keyword: Magnesium Iodides
  • Keyword: Iodine Compounds
  • STI Subject Categories: 08 Hydrogen
  • Keyword: Chalcogenides
  • Keyword: Electrolysis
  • Keyword: Iodides
  • Keyword: Energy Conversion
  • Keyword: Magnesium Compounds
  • Keyword: Solar Energy Conversion
  • Keyword: Bismuth Compounds
  • Keyword: Bismuth Sulfates
  • STI Subject Categories: 14 Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Sulfates
  • Keyword: Sulfur Compounds 140505* -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Photochemical, Photobiological, & Thermochemical Conversion-- (1980-)
  • Keyword: Alkaline Earth Metal Compounds
  • Keyword: Energy
  • Keyword: Inorganic Acids
  • Keyword: Halogen Compounds
  • Keyword: Sulfuric Acid
  • Keyword: Lysis
  • Keyword: Thermochemical Processes
  • Keyword: Oxygen Compounds
  • Keyword: Hydrogen Production
  • Keyword: Conversion
  • Keyword: Halides
  • STI Subject Categories: 080102 -- Hydrogen-- Production-- Thermochemical Processes
  • Keyword: Hydrogen Compounds
  • Keyword: Process Heat
  • Keyword: Decomposition
  • Keyword: Magnesium Sulfates


  • Conference: Annual meeting of the International Solar Energy Society, Houston, TX, USA, 31 May 1982


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE82019575
  • Report No.: LA-UR-82-1895
  • Report No.: CONF-8205112-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5164484
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1061150


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.