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Title: Waste Heat Recovery from the Advanced Test Reactor Secondary Coolant Loop

Abstract

This study investigated the feasibility of using a waste heat recovery system (WHRS) to recover heat from the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) secondary coolant system (SCS). This heat would be used to preheat air for space heating of the reactor building, thus reducing energy consumption, carbon footprint, and energy costs. Currently, the waste heat from the reactor is rejected to the atmosphere via a four-cell, induced-draft cooling tower. Potential energy and cost savings are 929 kW and $285K/yr. The WHRS would extract a tertiary coolant stream from the SCS loop and pump it to a new plate and frame heat exchanger, from which the heat would be transferred to a glycol loop for preheating outdoor air supplied to the heating and ventilation system. The use of glycol was proposed to avoid the freezing issues that plagued and ultimately caused the failure of a WHRS installed at the ATR in the 1980s. This study assessed the potential installation of a new WHRS for technical, logistical, and economic feasibility.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
1060963
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-12-25452
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society, Embedded Topical Meeting: Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH ’12),San Diego, CA,11/11/2012,11/15/2012
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; Advanced Test Reactor; secondary coolant system; waste heat recovery

Citation Formats

Donna Post Guillen. Waste Heat Recovery from the Advanced Test Reactor Secondary Coolant Loop. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Donna Post Guillen. Waste Heat Recovery from the Advanced Test Reactor Secondary Coolant Loop. United States.
Donna Post Guillen. Thu . "Waste Heat Recovery from the Advanced Test Reactor Secondary Coolant Loop". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1060963.
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