Hydrogen Production from Decomposition of Water by Means of Nuclear Reactor Heat

  • S. Dorner
  • C. Keller


A closed cycle process is described for the production of hydrogen from water by means of nuclear heat. The following steps are needed: dissolution of a metal, preferable Ag, in hydrohalogenic acids; transformation of the silver halide into silver and oxygen by means of alkaline hydroxides; splitting the alkaline halide into the basic and acid components by a chemical reaction or by electrolysis. A critical discussion, however, shows that at present the question can’t be answered whether this process can be realized in practice.


Hydrogen Production Metallic Silver Silver Halide Alkaline Earth Element Mercuric Oxide 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Dorner
    • 1
  • C. Keller
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Neutronphysik und ReaktortechnikGesellschaft für Kernforschung mbH.Karlsruhe-1West Germany
  2. 2.Institut für RadiochemieGesellschaft für Kernforschung mbH.Karlsruhe-1West Germany

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