Life Cycle Assessment of Various Nuclear-Based Hydrogen and Ammonia Production Methods

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Creator: 

Karaca, Ali Erdogan

Date: 

2019

Abstract: 

In this thesis, a comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of nuclear-based hydrogen and ammonia production is performed. Environmental impacts of nuclear hydrogen and ammonia production processes are assessed in five different impact categories selected from CML-2001 method. In one scenario BWR-HTE nuclear hydrogen production is compared with PWR-HTE nuclear hydrogen production to reveal the impact of nuclear power plant selection on LCA results. The LCA study of nuclear hydrogen and ammonia production methods is achieved by SimaPro software. Moreover, in the present study, a comparative cost analysis of various nuclear hydrogen production configurations is performed regarding hydrogen generation method, storage, and transportation of hydrogen, and nuclear power plant type. Hydrogen Energy Evaluation Program (HEEP) is utilized for cost analysis of various nuclear hydrogen production scenarios.

Subject: 

Energy
Engineering - Environmental
Engineering - Nuclear

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Applied Science: 
M.App.Sc.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Engineering, Sustainable Energy

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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