Solar Heat to Chemical Fuels

Hargett, Nina Dakota (2009) Solar Heat to Chemical Fuels. [Abstract]

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The solar thermochemical production of hydrogen from water via a metal oxide cycle has provided great interest to the greatly insolated “sunbelt” regions of the southwestern United States and other developing regions of the world. Used in conjunction, concentrated solar heat can generate enough thermal energy to split the water molecule into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen using a zinc catalyst. Hydrogen, an energy vector can be produced with virtually zero net greenhouse emissions. This method of hydrogen production provides an intriguing insight into the future of chemical fuels and a cleaner energy future.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 4th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar Thermochemical Production, Metal Oxide Cycle, Solar Heating, Solar Power Plants, Energy Storage, Heat Storage, Solar Furnaces, Other Electric Power Generation, Hydrogen Production, Thermochemistry, Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Conversion
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Chemistry
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Environmental Studies
NBS Symposium
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 10:35
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 10:35

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