chapter  20
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Nuclear Steam Reforming of Methane

ByYoshiyuki Inagaki, Karl Verfondern

Steam-methane reforming (SMR) takes place in an endothermic reaction (Equation 6.5 in Chapter 6) and performs efŒciently at high temperature. While the heat requirement for the reaction is met by methane combustion in conventional systems, it can be met by the heat generated and supplied from high-temperature capable nuclear Œssion and fusion reactors. Several suitable types of nuclear reactors are presented in the chapters of Section III.