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  • Lee, Youho; Forsberg, Charles W. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Nuclear Energy and Sustainability Program, 2011-06)
    Nuclear plants have high capital costs and low operating costs that favor base-load operation. This characteristic of nuclear power has been a critical constraint that limits the portion of nuclear power plants in a grid ...
  • Memmott, M. J.; Driscoll, Michael J.; Hejzlar, Pavel; Kazimi, Mujid S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Nuclear Energy and Sustainability Program, 2007-02-01)
    Rising natural gas prices and growing concern over CO[subscript 2] emissions have intensified interest in alternative methods for producing hydrogen. Nuclear energy can be used to produce hydrogen through thermochemical ...
  • Forsberg, Charles W.; Krentz-Wee, Rebecca E.; Lee, You Ho; Oloyede, Isaiah O. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Nuclear Energy and Sustainability Program, 2010-12)
    In a carbon-constrained world or a world of high natural gas prices, the use of fossil-fueled power plants to satisfy variable electricity demands may be limited. Nuclear power plants operating at full capacity with ...
  • Forsberg, Charles W. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Nuclear Energy and Sustainability Program, 2011-09)
    The world faces two energy challenges: (1) the national security and economic challenge of dependence on foreign oil and (2) the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels to avoid climate ...
  • Yildiz, Bilge; Kazimi, Mujid S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Nuclear Energy and Sustainability Program, 2003-09)
    Nuclear energy can be used for hydrogen production through thermochemical or electrochemical processes for splitting water (and/or steam) into its elemental parts. The overall performance of alternative routes for using ...
  • Haratyk, Geoffrey; Forsberg, Charles W.; Driscoll, Michael J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Nuclear Energy and Sustainability Program, 2011-06-01)
    Climate change concerns and expensive oil call for a different mix of energy technologies. Nuclear and renewables attract attention because of their ability to produce electricity while cutting carbon emissions. However ...
  • Galle-Bishop, John Michael; Driscoll, Michael J.; Forsberg, Charles W. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Nuclear Energy and Sustainability Program, 2011-06-01)
    Emerging technologies in CO[subscript 2] air capture, high temperature electrolysis, microchannel catalytic conversion, and Generation IV reactor plant systems have the potential to create a shipboard liquid fuel production ...
  • Jeong, Y. H.; Kazimi, Mujid S.; Hohnholt, K. J.; Yildiz, Bilge (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Nuclear Energy and Sustainability Program, 2005-05-01)
    The hybrid sulfur cycle (modified from the Westinghouse Cycle) for decomposing water into oxygen and hydrogen is evaluated. Hydrogen is produced by electrolysis of sulfur dioxide and water mixture at low temperature, ...
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