Experimental work related to two bismuth sulfate cycles and their possible improvement. Outline of a possible antimonyl sulfate cycle with separate evolution of sulfur dioxide and oxygen

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Two bismuth sulfate cycles are made possible by the stepwise decomposition of the sulfate-oxysulfate system. Omitting statement of the steps for decomposition of SO/sub 3/ and the electrochemical formation of H/sub 2/ and H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ from SO/sub 2/ and H/sub 2/O, the key reactions are: Cycle I - Bi/sub 2/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 3/ = Bi/sub 2/O/sub 2/ /sub 3/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 0/ /sub 7/ + 2.3 SO/sub 3/; Bi/sub 2/O/sub 2/ /sub 3/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 0/ /sub 7/ + 2.3 H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ = Bi/sub 2/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 3/ + 2.3 H/sub 2/O; Cycle II - Bi/sub 2/O(SO/sub 4/)/sub 2/ = Bi/sub 2/O/sub ... continued below

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Jones, W.M. January 1, 1981.

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Two bismuth sulfate cycles are made possible by the stepwise decomposition of the sulfate-oxysulfate system. Omitting statement of the steps for decomposition of SO/sub 3/ and the electrochemical formation of H/sub 2/ and H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ from SO/sub 2/ and H/sub 2/O, the key reactions are: Cycle I - Bi/sub 2/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 3/ = Bi/sub 2/O/sub 2/ /sub 3/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 0/ /sub 7/ + 2.3 SO/sub 3/; Bi/sub 2/O/sub 2/ /sub 3/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 0/ /sub 7/ + 2.3 H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ = Bi/sub 2/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 3/ + 2.3 H/sub 2/O; Cycle II - Bi/sub 2/O(SO/sub 4/)/sub 2/ = Bi/sub 2/O/sub 2/ /sub 3/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 0/ /sub 7/ + 1.3 SO/sub 3/; Bi/sub 2/O/sub 2/ /sub 3/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 0/ /sub 7/ + 1.3 H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ = Bi/sub 2/O(SO/sub 4/)/sub 2/ + 1.3 H/sub 2/O. Cycle I proceeds through the intermediate oxysulfates Bi/sub 2/O(SO/sub 4/)/sub 2/ and Bi/sub 2/O/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ and Cycle II through Bi/sub 2/O/sub 2/SO/sub 4/. Cycle I has the advantage of generating 2.3 moles of H/sub 2/ per mole of Bi/sub 2/O/sub 3/, compared with 1.3 for Cycle II. Published work on the Bi/sub 2/O/sub 3/-SO/sub 3/-H/sub 2/O system shows that Bi/sub 2/(SO/sub 4/)/sub 3/ is the stable solid in contact with H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ solutions above 52.7 wt%, so that acid of at least this strength would have to be used in Cycle I. Concentrations between about 3 wt% and 52.7 wt% could be used for Cycle II. The efficiency for electrochemical formation of H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ and H/sub 2/ seems at present to be a maximum at around 30 wt% H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/. Some thermodynamic data obtained for the decomposition reactions are presented. A possible improvement in these cycles is also discussed which may provide a solution to a problem of sorption of H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ solution by the solids and might allow use of a more dilute acid than in Cycle I above. A brief discussion on the possible simplification of the SO/sub 3/-SO/sub 2/-O/sub 2/ separation problem with a sulfuric acid-antimonyl sulfate hybrid cycle is presented. The principal reactions are: (1) Sb/sub 2/O/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ = Sb/sub 2/O/sub 4/ + SO/sub 2/ at 900 K; (2) Sb/sub 2/O/sub 4/ = Sb/sub 2/O/sub 3/ + 1/2 O/sub 2/ at 1300 K; (3) Sb/sub 2/O/sub 3/ + H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ = Sb/sub 2/O/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ + H/sub 2/O.

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  • International Energy Agency Annex I workshop on thermochemical hydrogen, Julich, F.R. Germany, 23 Sep 1981

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-81-2627
  • Report No.: CONF-810942-4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6240272
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1114608

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Jones, W.M. Experimental work related to two bismuth sulfate cycles and their possible improvement. Outline of a possible antimonyl sulfate cycle with separate evolution of sulfur dioxide and oxygen, article, January 1, 1981; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1114608/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.