High-Temperature Nuclear Reactors as an Energy Source for Hydrogen Production
Application of current high-temperature reactor technology to hydrogen production is reviewed. The requirements and problems of matching a thermochemical hydrogen production cycle to a nuclear heat source are discussed. Possibilities for extending the temperature of reactors upward are outlined. The major engineering problem is identified as the development of a high-temperature process heat exchanger separating the nuclear heat source from the chemical process.
KeywordsHydrogen Production Entropy Change Fuel Element Fuel Temperature Core Design
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- 1.LA-5456-MS, “Nuclear Heat and Hydrogen in Future Energy Utilization,” L. A. Booth and J. D. Balcomb, November 1973.Google Scholar