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High-Temperature Nuclear Reactors as an Energy Source for Hydrogen Production

  • J. Douglas Balcomb
  • Lawrence A. Booth

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Hydrogen Production Entropy Change Fuel Element Fuel Temperature Core Design 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    LA-5456-MS, “Nuclear Heat and Hydrogen in Future Energy Utilization,” L. A. Booth and J. D. Balcomb, November 1973.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Douglas Balcomb
    • 1
  • Lawrence A. Booth
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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