Publications marked as * are co-authored with Valparaiso University undergraduates:

  1. *Schroeder, R., Matthews, L., Leatzow, D., Kondratko, J., Will, J., Duncan, G., Sheline, W.,  Lindeke, N., Neves, P., and Palumbo, R.D., 2011, “Solar Thermal Electrolysis Process for the Production of Zn from ZnO: The electrolysis of ZnO from 1200-1500 K,”  Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, In Press.
  2. *Krenzke, P., Krueger, K., Leonard, N., Duncan, G., Moeller, S., and Palumbo, R.D., 2010,  “A Solar Thermal Electrolytic Reactor for Studying the Production of Metals from Their Oxides,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 132(3), pp. 34501-34505.
  3. *Venstrom, L., Krueger, K., Leonard, N., Tomlinson, B., Duncan, G., and Palumbo, R.D., 2009,  “Solar Thermal Electrolytic Process for the Production of Zn from ZnO: An ionic conductivity study,”  Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 131(3),  pp. 31005-31014.
  4. Mueller R., Haeberling, P., and Palumbo, R.D., 2006, “Further advances toward the development of a direct heating solar thermal chemical reactor for the thermal dissociation of ZnO(s),” Solar Energy, 80(5),  pp. 500-511.
  5.  *Fried A., Johnson, P., Musella, M., Mueller, R., Steinbrenner, J., and Palumbo, R.D., 2005, “Solar Blind Pyrometer Temperature Measurements in High Temperature Solar Thermal Reactors: A method for correcting the system-sensor cavity reflection error,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 127(1),  pp. 86-93.
  6. Keunecke M., Meier A., and Palumbo, R.D., 2004, “Solar Thermal Decomposition of Zinc Oxide: An Initial Investigation of the Recombination reaction,” Chemical Engineering Science, 59, pp. 2695-2704.
  7. Palumbo, R., Keunecke, M., Möller, S., and Steinfeld, A., 2004, “Reflections on the Design of Solar Thermal Chemical Reactors: Thoughts in Transformation,” Energy—The International Journal, 29, pp. 727-744.
  8. Wieckert, C., Palumbo, R.D., and Frommherz, U., 2004, “A two cavity reactor for solar chemical Processes: Heat Transfer Model and Application to carbothermic reduction of ZnO,” Energy—The International Journal, 29, pp. 771-787.
  9. Meier, A.,  Bonaldi, E., Cella, G.M., Lipinski, W., Wuillemin, D., and Palumbo, R., 2004, “Design and Experimental Investigation of a Horizontal Rotary Reactor for the Solar Production Lime,” Energy—The International Journal, 29, pp. 811-821.
  10. Steinfeld, A. and Palumbo, R., 2002, “Solar Thermochemical Process Technology” R.A. Meyers, ed., Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, 3rd Edition, Academic Press,   ISBN 0-12-227410-5, Vol. 15, pp. 237-256. 
  11. Moeller S. and Palumbo, R., 2001, “Solar Thermal Decomposition Kinetics of ZnO in the Temperature Range 1950-2400 K,” Chemical Engineering Science, 56, pp. 4505-4515.
  12. Moeller, S. and Palumbo, R., 2001, “The Development of a Solar Chemical Reactor for the Direct Thermal Dissociation of Zinc Oxide,” Solar Energy Engineering, 123, pp. 83-90.
  13. Palumbo, R., Moeller, S., and Steinfeld, A., 2000, “Solar Thermochemical Processing: Challenges and Changes,” High Temperature Materials Processes, 4, pp. 417-430.
  14. Steinfeld, A., Weidenkaff, A., Brack, M., Moeller, S., and Palumbo, R., 2000, “Solar Thermal Production of Zinc: Program Strategy and Status of Research,” High Temperature Materials Processes, 4, pp. 405-416.
  15. Haueter, P., Moeller, S., Palumbo, R., and Steinfeld, A., 1999, "The Production of Zinc by Thermal Dissociation of Zinc Oxide--Solar Chemical Reactor Design," Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 121, pp. 77-80.
  16. *Steinfeld, A., Sanders, S., and Palumbo, R., 1999, “Design Aspects of Solar Thermochemical Engineering: A Case Study of a 2-step Water-splitting Cycle Using the  Fe3O4 /FeO Redox System,” Solar Energy, 65, pp. 45-53.
  17. *Palumbo, R., Lede, J., Ricart, E., Steinfeld, A., Moeller, S., Weidenkaff, A., Fletcher, E.A., and  Bielicki J., 1998, “The Production of Zn from ZnO in a High Temperature Solar Decomposition Process:  Part I --The  Scientific Framework for the Process,” Chemical Engineering Science, 53, pp. 2503-2518.
  18. Steinfeld, A., Kuhn, P., Reller, A., Murray, J., Tamaura, Y.,  and Palumbo, R., 1998, “Solar-Processed Metals as Clean Energy Carriers and Water-Splitters,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 23, pp. 767-774.
  19. Steinfeld, A. and Palumbo, R., 1998, “Fuels from Sunlight and Water,” Sun at Work in Europe, 12(2), pp. 8-10.
  20. Ehrensberger, K., Larson, C., Palumbo, R., and Steinfeld, A., 1997, “Production of Carbon from Carbon Dioxide with Iron Oxides and High-Temperature Solar Energy,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 36, pp. 645-648.
  21. Millar, J., Palumbo, R., Rounet, A., and Pichelin, G., 1997, “The Production of Zn from ZnO in a Two-step Solar Process Utilizing FeO and Fe3O4,” Energy—The International Journal, 22(2-3), pp. 301-309.
  22. *Steinfeld, A., Larson, C., Palumbo, R., and Foley III, M., 1996, “Thermodynamic Analysis of the Co-Production of Zn and Synthesis Gas Using Solar Process Heat,” Energy - The International Journal, 21(3), pp. 205-222.
  23. Tsuji, M.,Wada, Y, Tamaura, Y., Steinfeld, A., Kuhn, P., and Palumbo, R., 1996, “Coal Gasification Using the ZnO/Zn Redox System,” Energy and Fuels, 10, pp. 225-228.
  24. Palumbo, R., Rouanet, A., and Pichelin, G., 1995, “The Solar Thermal Decomposition of TiO2 above 2200 K and its Use in the Production of Zn from ZnO,” Energy - The International Journal, 20, pp. 857-868.
  25. *Yakimow, S.E., Krause, P., Hahn, G., and Palumbo, R., 1994, “Initial Kinetic Study with Chemical Equilibrium Analysis of the ZnO(s) + Ti2O3(s) Reaction,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 33(2), pp. 436-439.
  26. *Palumbo, R., Campbell, M.B., and Grafe, T.H., 1992, "High-Temperature Solar Thermal Processing of Zn(S) and CO from ZnO(S) and C(gr) using Ti2O3 and TiO2," Energy - The International Journal, 17,  pp. 179-190.
  27. Palumbo R. and Larson, C.L., 1990, "Production of C from CO2 in a Two Step Solar Process Utilizing FeO and Fe3O4," Energy - The International Journal, 15, pp. 479-487. 
  28. Palumbo, R. and Fletcher, E.A., 1988, "High Temperature Solar Electrothermal Processing III-- Zinc from Zinc Oxide at 1200-1675K using a Non-Consumable Anode," Energy - The International Journal, 13, pp. 319-332.
  29. Kappauf, T., Murray, J.P., Diver, R.B.,Palumbo, R., and Fletcher, E.A., 1985, "Hydrogen and Sulfur from Hydrogen Sulfide-IV - Quenching the Effluent from a Solar Furnace," Energy - The International Journal, 10(10), pp. 1119-1137.