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The activities on hydrogen production, are going to a conclusion of the research phase; all the programme is progressively decreasing because the studies on energy storage and transport are not included in the next Programme. The activities relate to three projects: Thermochemical production of hydrogen (technological feasibility and competitivity of the thermochemical hydrogen production route on a semi-industrial scale); Advanced studies for energy carriers; Study of technical systems: (evaluation of various, possible systems for collection - conversion - transmission - storage - utilization of energy under different conditions). Concerning thermochemical hydrogen production, activities were limited to the construction and testing of a technological circuit for the thermal decomposition of H-2SO-4. The commissioning of the plant was successfully completed and the results confirmed the design data concerning thermal characteristics of the chemical reactors. A new process, for flue gas desulphurisation was patented, and tested. For the project Advanced Studies on Energy Carriers, several preliminary studies were started (chemical storage of heat, heat transformation and transport, high temperature water electrolysis). Concerning storage, transport, utilization of heat at low temperature, some promising techniques have been pointed out. Concerning "Study of Technical Systems" some studies were terminated, and preliminary analyses performed on thermochemical transport of energy.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9027 EN (1984) FS, 7 P., BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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