Materials, Corrosion, and Optimization
The compounds of copper and chlorine used in the thermochemical cycle present challenges in terms of corrosion resistant materials of construction. Spray coatings, nickel-based alloys, glass-lined steel, refractory and other advanced materials are the subjects of research to meet these material challenges.
The efficiency of all processes that make up the copper-chlorine cycle and their integration will benefit from advanced algorithms of process optimization. New optimization techniques are also being developed.
The following researchers are associated with this project.