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Record 77 of 8185
Dedicated nuclear facilities for electrolytic hydrogen production
Author and Affiliation:
Foh, S. E.(Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, IL, United States)
Escher, W. J. D.(Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, IL, United States)
Donakowski, T. D.(Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, Ill., United States)
Abstract: An advanced technology, fully dedicated nuclear-electrolytic hydrogen production facility is presented. This plant will produce hydrogen and oxygen only and no electrical power will be generated for off-plant use. The conceptual design was based on hydrogen production to fill a pipeline at 1000 psi and a 3000 MW nuclear base, and the base-line facility nuclear-to-shaftpower and shaftpower-to-electricity subsystems, the water treatment subsystem, electricity-to-hydrogen subsystem, hydrogen compression, efficiency, and hydrogen production cost are discussed. The final conceptual design integrates a 3000 MWth high-temperature gas-cooled reactor operating at 980 C helium reactor-out temperature, direct dc electricity generation via acyclic generators, and high-current density, high-pressure electrolyzers based on the solid polymer electrolyte approach. All subsystems are close-coupled and optimally interfaced and pipeline hydrogen is produced at 1000 psi. Hydrogen costs were about half of the conventional nuclear electrolysis process.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1979
Document ID:
19790061579
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 79A45592
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: SEE A79-45576 20-44
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Hydrogen for energy distribution; Symposium; July 24-28, 1978; Chicago, IL
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Institute of Gas Technology; Chicago, IL, United States
Description: 21p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ECONOMIC FACTORS; ELECTROLYSIS; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; NUCLEAR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION; PERFORMANCE PREDICTION; THERMOCHEMISTRY; COST ESTIMATES; ENERGY TECHNOLOGY; TABLES (DATA); WATER TREATMENT
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Hydrogen for energy distribution; Proceedings of the Symposium, Chicago, Ill., July 24-28, 1978. (A79-45576 20-44) Chicago, Institute of Gas Technology, 1979, p. 339-359. NASA-supported research.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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