Heat and Mass Transfer

, Volume 52, Issue 10, pp 2067–2073 | Cite as

Experimental investigation of particle dissolution rates in aqueous solutions for hydrogen production

  • O. A. JianuEmail author
  • Z. Wang
  • M. A. Rosen
  • G. F. Naterer


Results of reaction kinetics studies of chemical processes related to materials integration of the thermochemical copper-chlorine cycle for hydrogen production are reported. The reaction rate of solid cuprous chloride (CuCl) in liquid hydrochloric acid is investigated experimentally for various acid concentrations. A rate constant—a function of constituent concentrations—describes how quickly the reactants are converted into products in satisfying the activation energy to enable the reaction to move forward. In this paper, the change in area of a solid CuCl particle is examined, rather than concentration in previous studies. New predictive models are developed to describe the characteristics of the chemical reaction in terms of its transition states and reaction mechanisms.


Dissolution Rate CuCl Hydrogen Production Terminal Velocity Particle Dissolution 
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Financial support from the Ontario Research Excellence Fund and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (formerly Atomic Energy of Canada Limited; AECL) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Jianu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Z. Wang
    • 1
  • M. A. Rosen
    • 1
  • G. F. Naterer
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada

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