Hydrogen and Food Production from Nuclear Heat and Municipal Wastes
A set of biochemical reactions are proposed to decompose water into hydrogen and oxygen using nuclear heat and a carbon cycle. These reactions have favorable equilibrium constants at temperatures below 600°C, and produce food (algae) as a valuable by-product. Municipal wastes can be used as a source of carbon for these reactions, or the algae can be recycled.
KeywordsHydrogen Production Carbon Cycle Municipal Waste Percent Efficiency Copper Base Catalyst
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