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Design of an Integrated Laboratory Scale Test for Hydrogen Production Via High Temperature Electrolysis.


DE2007918163

Publication Date 2007
Personal Author Housley, G. K.; Condie, K. G.; O'Brien, J. E.; Stoots, C. M.
Page Count 9
Abstract The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is researching the feasibility of high-temperature steam electrolysis for high-efficiency carbon-free hydrogen production using nuclear energy. Typical temperatures for hightemperature electrolysis (HTE) are between 800o-900oC, consistent with anticipated coolant outlet temperatures of advanced high-temperature nuclear reactors. An Integrated Laboratory Scale (ILS) test is underway to study issues such as thermal management, multiple-stack electrical configuration, pre-heating of process gases, and heat recuperation that will be crucial in any largescale implementation of HTE. The current ILS design includes three electrolysis modules in a single hot zone. Of special design significance is preheating of the inlet streams by superheaters to 830DGC before entering the hot zone. The ILS system is assembled on a 10 x 16 skid that includes electronics, power supplies, air compressor, pumps, superheaters, hot zone, condensers, and dewpoint sensor vessels. The ILS support system consists of three independent, parallel supplies of electrical power, sweep gas streams, and feedstock gas mixtures of hydrogen and steam to the electrolysis modules. Each electrolysis module has its own support and instrumentation system, allowing for independent testing under different operating conditions. The hot zone is an insulated enclosure utilizing electrical heating panels to maintain operating conditions. The target hydrogen production rate for the ILS is 5000 Nl/hr.
Keywords
  • Hydrogen production
  • Nuclear energy
  • Electrolysis
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Steam
  • Hot zone
  • Laboratory tests
  • HTE(High temperature electrolysis)
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
Corporate Authors Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200807
Design of an Integrated Laboratory Scale Test for Hydrogen Production Via High Temperature Electrolysis.
Design of an Integrated Laboratory Scale Test for Hydrogen Production Via High Temperature Electrolysis.
DE2007918163

  • Hydrogen production
  • Nuclear energy
  • Electrolysis
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Steam
  • Hot zone
  • Laboratory tests
  • HTE(High temperature electrolysis)
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
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