Hydrogen production via hydrolysis of zinc nanoparticles

Tareq Abu Hamed, Jane H. Davidson, Julia F. Haltiwanger

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Simultaneous synthesis and hydrolysis of Zn nanoparticles was studied as the second step in a ZnO/Zn redox solar water splitting process. Nanoparticles were synthesized and hydrolyzed in a condensation nucleation process using a mixture of argon and steam to quench zinc evaporated in a hot wall tubular reactor. Hydrogen production was attributed to hydrolysis of Zn nanoparticles in the carrier gas stream and deposited on the reactor walls. Zinc oxide content of the deposited material decreased with distance downstream of the quench flow. This reduction was attributed to lowered reaction rates with decreasing temperature. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT


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