Fundamentals of solar thermochemical gas splitting materials

Alicia Bayon, Jayni Hashimoto, Christopher Muhich

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Solar thermochemical processes are inherently chemical reactions between various gas phases and an oxygen carrier in order to split the endothermic gas splitting reaction into several reactions which are more thermodynamically favorable. Thus, the effectiveness of the overall processes necessarily depends on the effectiveness of the individual steps. In this Chapter, we discuss the reactive materials which facilitate solar thermochemical water and carbon dioxide splitting. We provide an overview of the process, cover the thermodynamic constraints on the materials and individual steps, provide overview of the main categories of active materials. Lastly, we briefly discuss methods of measuring and calculating the thermodynamics of materials, which are crucial techniques for new materials discovery and system modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolar Thermochemistry
EditorsWojciech Lipiński
PublisherAcademic Press Inc
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9780128206478
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0065-2377


  • Ceria
  • Ferrites
  • Materials design
  • Perovskites
  • Renewable energy
  • Thermochemistry
  • Thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • General Chemical Engineering


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