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Preparation of CuFe2O4 and its preliminary application study in two-step thermochemical water-splitting cycle
by Ping Zhang, Lei Zhang, Rongjia Nie, Jianchen Wang
International Journal of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Applications (IJNHPA), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2008


Abstract: Thermochemical water splitting cycles based on metal oxides were developed. Copper ferrite (CuFe2O4) with spinel structure was prepared by the co-precipitation method, and the thermo-decomposition conditions to form the oxygen-deficient oxides by calcination were investigated. CuFe2O4 was thermochemically activated to form an oxygen-deficient one, CuFe2O4-8 under nitrogen at elevated temperature below 1000°C. The activated copper ferrite reacted with water to form hydrogen gas at about 800°C. The feasibility of the thermochemical cycle using CuFe2O4 was confirmed.

Online publication date: Fri, 11-Jul-2008


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