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• The variation of sulfur dioxide production (throughput) of the baseline design of the Ceramatec sulfuric acid decomposer with total mass flow rate of reacting flow has been calculated. According to the calculations, the sulfur dioxide production increases as the total mass flow rate of reacting flow increases regardless of the fact that decomposition percentage of sulfuric trioxide decreases. A parametric study of the baseline design of the Ceramatec sulfuric acid decomposer was performed.
• The thermal performance using various channel geometries for the decomposer was studied. The baseline design (straight channels) has 89.5% thermal efficiency while the thermal efficiency of the alternative designs can be enhanced up to 95.9% (for the diamond-shaped channel design).
Decomposition (Chemistry); Electric power production; Heat exchangers; Hydrogen as fuel; Nuclear energy; Sulfur
Chemistry | Heat Transfer, Combustion | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy
High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2007 through March 31, 2007.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_nstd_pubs/18