High Temperature Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production from Nuclear Energy – TechnologySummary

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The Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, has requested that a Hydrogen Technology Down-Selection be performed to identify the hydrogen production technology that has the best potential for timely commercial demonstration and for ultimate deployment with the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). An Independent Review Team has been assembled to execute the down-selection. This report has been prepared to provide the members of the Independent Review Team with detailed background information on the High Temperature Electrolysis (HTE) process, hardware, and state of the art. The Idaho National Laboratory has been serving as the lead lab for HTE research and ... continued below

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O'Brien, J. E.; Stoots, C. M.; Herring, J. S.; McKellar, M. G.; Harvego, E. A.; Sohal, M. S. et al. February 1, 2010.

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The Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, has requested that a Hydrogen Technology Down-Selection be performed to identify the hydrogen production technology that has the best potential for timely commercial demonstration and for ultimate deployment with the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). An Independent Review Team has been assembled to execute the down-selection. This report has been prepared to provide the members of the Independent Review Team with detailed background information on the High Temperature Electrolysis (HTE) process, hardware, and state of the art. The Idaho National Laboratory has been serving as the lead lab for HTE research and development under the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative. The INL HTE program has included small-scale experiments, detailed computational modeling, system modeling, and technology demonstration. Aspects of all of these activities are included in this report. In terms of technology demonstration, the INL successfully completed a 1000-hour test of the HTE Integrated Laboratory Scale (ILS) technology demonstration experiment during the fall of 2008. The HTE ILS achieved a hydrogen production rate in excess of 5.7 Nm3/hr, with a power consumption of 18 kW. This hydrogen production rate is far larger than has been demonstrated by any of the thermochemical or hybrid processes to date.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-09-16140
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • DOI: 10.2172/978368 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 978368
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc929026

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O'Brien, J. E.; Stoots, C. M.; Herring, J. S.; McKellar, M. G.; Harvego, E. A.; Sohal, M. S. et al. High Temperature Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production from Nuclear Energy – TechnologySummary, report, February 1, 2010; [Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929026/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.