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Design and Evaluation of a Concentrating Solar Power System with Thermochemical Water Splitting Process for the Co-production of Hydrogen and Electricity

Abstract Thermodynamic development and balance of plant study is completed for a 30 MW solar thermochemical water splitting process that generates hydrogen gas and electric power. The generalized thermodynamic model includes 23 components and 45 states. Quasi-steady state simulations are completed for design point system sizing, annual performance analysis and sensitivity analysis. Detailed consideration is given to water splitting reaction kinetics with governing equations generalized for use with any redox-active metal oxide material. Specific results for Ceria illustrate particle reduction in two solar receivers for target oxygen partial pressure of 10 Pa and particle temperature of 1773 K at a design point DNI of 900 W/m2. Sizes of the recuperat... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Budama, Vishnu Kumar (Author) / Johnson, Nathan (Advisor) / Stechel, Ellen (Committee member) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Committee member) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Wang, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Energy / Chemical engineering / Ceria / Concentrated solar / Co-production / Solar fuels / Water-splitting
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 97 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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