Hydrogen production by using manganese ferrite: Evidences and benefits of a multi-step reaction mechanism

C. Alvani, A. La Barbera, G. Ennas, F. Padella, F. Varsano

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Hydrogen production by water splitting with MnFe2O4/ Na2CO3system was studied at 973 K. An intermediate phase, resulting from decarbonatation of MnFe2O4/ Na2CO3mixture in inert atmosphere, proved to be effective in hydrogen reduction from water with stoichiometric yield. The presence of a highly reactive intermediate phase suggests the feasibility of a high efficiency, three-step, thermochemical cycle for hydrogen production. In fact, the possibility of obtaining CO2separately from the gases mixture dramatically enhances process efficiency. © 2006 International Association for Hydrogen Energy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2217 - 2222
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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