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Carbonate thermochemical cycle for the production of hydrogen

United States Patent

February 23, 2010
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The present invention is directed to a thermochemical method for the production of hydrogen from water. The method includes reacting a multi-valent metal oxide, water and a carbonate to produce an alkali metal-multi-valent metal oxide compound, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen.
Collins; Jack L (Knoxville, TN), Dole; Leslie R (Knoxville, TN), Ferrada; Juan J (Knoxville, TN), Forsberg; Charles W (Oak Ridge, TN), Haire; Marvin J (Oak Ridge, TN), Hunt; Rodney D (Oak Ridge, TN), Lewis, Jr.; Benjamin E (Knoxville, TN), Wymer; Raymond G (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 874,958
October 19, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.