Generation of Hydrogen Production Cycles Through Water Splitting* By Jeff Jenneman**, James Phan**, DuyQuang Nguyen and Miguel Bagajewicz The decreasing supply of fossil fuels and their negative environmental impact has resulted in a significant amount of research for alternative energy sources. One of the most promising and studied researched alternatives is hydrogen fuel. Current methods to produce hydrogen either are inefficient or use fossil fuels in the process. One of the most promising methods for hydrogen generation is from the use of water-splitting cycles. Water splitting cycles involve the formation of hydrogen and oxygen from the decomposition of water. The cycles utilize a combination of thermally driven chemical reactions. For the thermal decomposition of water alone, a temperature of more than 2500 ° C is required. If a two or more reaction cycle is utilized, the temperature of each reaction can be greatly reduced from 2500 ° C. The only net reactant of the cycle is water and net products are molecular
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