|Title||Chemical aspects of the water-splitting thermochemical cycle based on sodium manganese ferrite|
|Publication Type||Articolo su Rivista peer-reviewed|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Varsano, F., Padella F., Alvani C., Bellusci M., and La Barbera A.|
|Journal||International Journal of Hydrogen Energy|
|Keywords||Carbon dioxide, Chemical process, High temperature X-ray diffraction, HT-XRD, Hydrogen production, In-situ, Manganese ferrites, MnFe <sub>2</sub>O <sub>4</sub>, Multistep reactions, Phase stability diagram, Sodium, Solid substrates, Structural transformation, Temperature range, Thermochemical cycles, Water splitting, X ray diffraction|
Water thermolysis by means of the sodium manganese ferrite cycle for sustainable hydrogen production is reviewed, with particular focus on known elementary chemical processes taking place on solid substrates in the 600-800 °C temperature range. For the purpose, in-situ high temperature x-ray diffraction technique has been utilized to observe structural transformations produced by both temperature and reactive environment. The water-splitting reaction and the regeneration of initial reactants are described as multi-step reactions, in which the role of carbon dioxide, through carbonation and de-carbonation reactions is highlighted. A thermodynamic phase stability diagram is reported for the system MnFe 2O 4/Na 2CO 3/CO 2. ©, 2012 Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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