Thermodynamic efficiency analysis of [[EQUATION]] based CO 2 splitting (CDS) cycle is reported. HSC Chemistry software is used for performing the calculations allied with the model developed. By maintaining the reduction nonstoichiometry equal to 0.1, variations in the thermal energy required to drive the cycle ( [[EQUATION]] ) and solar-to-fuel energy conversion efficiency ( [[EQUATION]] ) as a function of the ratio of the molar flow rate of inert sweep gas ( [[EQUATION]] ) to the molar flow rate [[EQUATION]] ( [[EQUATION]] ), i.e., [[EQUATION]] , reduction temperature ( [[EQUATION]] ), and gas-to-gas heat recovery effectiveness ( [[EQUATION]] ) are studied. The rise in [[EQUATION]] is responsible for the decrease in [[EQUATION]] . At [[EQUATION]] = 0.7, [[EQUATION]] increases from 176.0 kW to 271.7 kW when [[EQUATION]] escalates from 10 to 100. Conversely, [[EQUATION]] reduces from 14.9% to 9.9% due to the similar increment in [[EQUATION]] . The difference between [[EQUATION]] at [[EQUATION]] = 10 and 100 decreases from 363.3 kW to 19.2 kW as [[EQUATION]] rises from 0.0 to 0.9. As [[EQUATION]] and subsequently [[EQUATION]] reduces as a function of [[EQUATION]] , [[EQUATION]] increases noticeably. At [[EQUATION]] equal to 0.9 and [[EQUATION]] equal to 10 as well as 20, the maximum [[EQUATION]] equal to 17.5% is realized.

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Posted 11 Feb, 2021

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###### First submitted

On 25 Jan, 2021

###### Editorial decision:

**Major Revisions Needed**On 22 Jan, 2021

Thermodynamic efficiency analysis of [[EQUATION]] based CO 2 splitting (CDS) cycle is reported. HSC Chemistry software is used for performing the calculations allied with the model developed. By maintaining the reduction nonstoichiometry equal to 0.1, variations in the thermal energy required to drive the cycle ( [[EQUATION]] ) and solar-to-fuel energy conversion efficiency ( [[EQUATION]] ) as a function of the ratio of the molar flow rate of inert sweep gas ( [[EQUATION]] ) to the molar flow rate [[EQUATION]] ( [[EQUATION]] ), i.e., [[EQUATION]] , reduction temperature ( [[EQUATION]] ), and gas-to-gas heat recovery effectiveness ( [[EQUATION]] ) are studied. The rise in [[EQUATION]] is responsible for the decrease in [[EQUATION]] . At [[EQUATION]] = 0.7, [[EQUATION]] increases from 176.0 kW to 271.7 kW when [[EQUATION]] escalates from 10 to 100. Conversely, [[EQUATION]] reduces from 14.9% to 9.9% due to the similar increment in [[EQUATION]] . The difference between [[EQUATION]] at [[EQUATION]] = 10 and 100 decreases from 363.3 kW to 19.2 kW as [[EQUATION]] rises from 0.0 to 0.9. As [[EQUATION]] and subsequently [[EQUATION]] reduces as a function of [[EQUATION]] , [[EQUATION]] increases noticeably. At [[EQUATION]] equal to 0.9 and [[EQUATION]] equal to 10 as well as 20, the maximum [[EQUATION]] equal to 17.5% is realized.

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