Keywords: hydrogen production, thermochemical water splitting, nickel, sulphur, iodine, nuclear energy, nuclear power, nuclear reactors
Coupling the nickel–iodine–sulphur cycle with a nuclear reactor
Nuclear hydrogen production is a technically feasible and economically viable option for addressing future energy needs. Several projects have been started on the co–generation of hydrogen and electricity from nuclear energy. In this report, the nickel sulphur iodine (NIS) cycle, a thermochemical water splitting cycle originally developed in ENEA for solar hydrogen production, was studied to be coupled with a new generation nuclear reactor for massive hydrogen production.