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Issue 85, 2012
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Re-evaluation of the efficiency of a ceria-based thermochemical cycle for solar fuel generation

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Abstract

A re-analysis of the ceria-based solar-thermochemical process recently presented by Haile, Steinfeld and coworkers (Science, 2010, 330, 1797–1801) demonstrates that the experimental efficiency is at least a factor of three lower than previously claimed. An evaluation of the theoretical efficiency points out fundamental limitations of the process that are based on small changes in stoichiometry and the requirement for large amounts of purge gas.

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Submitted
27 Jun 2012
Accepted
28 Aug 2012
First published
19 Sep 2012

Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 10520-10522
Article type
Communication

Re-evaluation of the efficiency of a ceria-based thermochemical cycle for solar fuel generation

T. Rager, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 10520
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34617F

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