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College of Engineering Unit: 
Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
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Physical Location at Expo: 
Community Plaza
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Nuclear energy has promising application in hydrogen production as a more efficient method relative to current practices such as natural gas. To motivate widespread use of nuclear energy, the process needs to prove to be cost competitive and efficient, as well as scalable for the increasing energy demands of society. In a preliminary design intended to produce 170 metric tons of hydrogen per day, high temperature steam electrolysis (HTSE) using supercritical carbon dioxide was evaluated and compared with a thermochemical copper chloride HTSE process.