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Metal-oxide based process for the generation of hydrogen from water splitting utilizing a high temperature solar aerosol flow reactor

United States Patent Application

20060188433
A1
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The invention provides methods for reduction of metal oxide particles using a high temperature solar aerosol reactor. The invention also provides metal-oxide based processes for the generation of hydrogen from water splitting using a high temperature solar aerosol reactor. In addition, the invention provides solar thermal reactor systems suitable for use with these processes.
Weimer, Alan W. (Niwot, CO), Perkins, Christopher (Boulder, CO), Lewandowski, Allan A. (Evergreen, CO), Bingham, Carl (Lakewood, CO)
11/ 282,116
November 17, 2005
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made, at least in part, with support from the Department of Energy under grant numbers DE-FG36-03G013062 and DE-FC36-99G010454. The United States government may have certain rights in this invention.