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Hybrid Sulfur Electrolyzer Workshop and Information Exchange
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy –
Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative and the Savannah River National Laboratory

April 20 – 21, 2009
Aiken, SC

AGENDA

Monday, April 20
1. Electrolyzer Performance
2. Membranes
Tuesday, April 21
3. Catalyst
4. Flow Field
5. Modeling
6. Analytical Needs Discussion
7. Workshop Summary and Recommendations

April 20, 2009 - Center for Hydrogen Research - Garden Room
TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
8:00A DOE NHI Welcome

Stephen Kung (DOE)

8:05A SRNL Welcome and Overview

Joette Sonnenberg (SRNL)

8:25A Workshop Objectives & Agenda              David Hobbs (SRNL)
8:30A Hybrid Sulfur Process Overview  

Bill Summers (SRNL)

9:00A Hybrid Sulfur Electrolyzer Component Development Summary

David Hobbs (SRNL)


1. Electrolyzer Performance

TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
9:15A Results from Testing Hybrid Sulfur Single Cell and Three Cell Stack

John Steimke (SRNL)

9:45A BREAK
10:00A Performance of the Gas-Phase Hybrid Sulfur Electrolyzer John Stasser (USC)
10:30A Novel Approaches to the HyS SDE Anode

Simon Stone (GES)

11:00A Characterization and Optimization of Materials for the Hybrid Sulfur Cycle Electrolyzer

Nathalie Gruet (CEA/Saclay)

11:30A Electrolyzer Roundtable Discussion ALL
12:00 LUNCH

2. Membranes

TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
1:00P Membrane Characterization Studies at SRNL

Mark Elvington (SRNL)

1:30P Modified Perfluorosulfonic Acid (PFSA) Cation-Exchange Membranes 

Peter Pintauro (Vanderbilt

2:00P Poly(phenylene)-based Membranes for SO2 Electrolysis at High Temperatures Michael Hibbs (SNL)
2:30P BREAK 

2:45P High Temperature PBI Membranes

Brian Benicewicz (USC)

3:00P New Fluoroionomer Electrolytes With High Conductivity and Low SO2 Crossover Dennis Smith (Clemson)
3:30P Membrane Roundtable Discussion ALL
4:30 Adjourn
7:00 No Host Dinner – Up Your Alley (Aiken, SC) ALL
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April 21, 2009
TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
7:30A Badge Foreign Nationals for Tour (703-46A)

David Hobbs/
Bill Summers (SRNL)


April 21, 2009 - Savannah River Research Center - Room 116
TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
8:30A Announcements and Day 1 Recap

Bill Summers (SRNL)


3. Catalyst

TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
8:45A Catalyst Characterization for Sulfur Dioxide Depolarized Electrolyzer

Hector Colon-Mercado (SRNL)

   

4. Flow Field

TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
9:15A Flowfields for SO2 Depolarized Electrolyzers

Tim Steeper (SRNL)


5. Modeling

TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
9:45A Modeling Water Transport in the Gas-Phase Hybrid Sulfur Electrolyzer

John Stasser (USC)

10:15A BREAK
10:30A Modeling and Pilot Scale Studies of the Hybrid Sulfur Cycle Electrolyzer

Sophie Charton (CEA/Marcoule)

11:00A A Study on the Hydrogen Production Thermal Efficiency of the HyS Process

Youngjoon Shin (KAERI)

   

6. Analytical Needs Discussion

TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
11:30A Analytical Needs Discussion

David Hobbs (SRNL)/
ALL

12:00P LUNCH

7. Workshop Summary and Recommendations

TIME
EVENT/TOPIC
SPEAKER (ORGANIZTION)
11:00P Workshop Summary and Recommendations

Bill Summers (SRNL) /ALL

1:30P CHR and HTRL Tour

Scott Greenway (SRNL)
Hector Colon-Mercado (SRNL)

 
2:30P Departure
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