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Title: Demonstrating Hybrid Heat Transport and Energy Conversion System Performance Characterization Using Intelligent Control Systems

Abstract

The debate continues on the magnitude and validity of climate change caused by human activities. However, there is no debate about the need to make buildings, modes of transportation, factories, and homes as energy efficient as possible. Given that climate change could occur with the wasteful use of fossil fuel and the fact that fossil energy costs could and will swing wildly, it is imperative that every effort be made to utilize energy sources to their fullest. Hybrid energy systems (HES) are two or more separate energy producers used together to produce energy commodities. The HES this report focuses on is the use of nuclear reactor waste heat as a source of further energy utilization. Nuclear reactors use a fluid to cool the core and produce the steam needed for the production of electricity. Traditionally this steam, or coolant, is used to convert the energy then cooled elsewhere. The heat is released into the environment without being used further. By adding technologies to nuclear reactors to use the wasted heat, a system can be developed to make more than just electricity and allow for loading following capabilities.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Idaho and Idaho Falls Center, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  2. Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, Idaho Falls, ID (United Sates)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1407694
Report Number(s):
DOE/NEUP-12-3510
12-3510; TRN: US1800088
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; WASTE HEAT; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ENERGY CONVERSION; HEAT TRANSFER; ENERGY ACCOUNTING; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Ostrum, Lee, and Manic, Milos. Demonstrating Hybrid Heat Transport and Energy Conversion System Performance Characterization Using Intelligent Control Systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1407694.
Ostrum, Lee, & Manic, Milos. Demonstrating Hybrid Heat Transport and Energy Conversion System Performance Characterization Using Intelligent Control Systems. United States. doi:10.2172/1407694.
Ostrum, Lee, and Manic, Milos. Thu . "Demonstrating Hybrid Heat Transport and Energy Conversion System Performance Characterization Using Intelligent Control Systems". United States. doi:10.2172/1407694. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407694.
@article{osti_1407694,
title = {Demonstrating Hybrid Heat Transport and Energy Conversion System Performance Characterization Using Intelligent Control Systems},
author = {Ostrum, Lee and Manic, Milos},
abstractNote = {The debate continues on the magnitude and validity of climate change caused by human activities. However, there is no debate about the need to make buildings, modes of transportation, factories, and homes as energy efficient as possible. Given that climate change could occur with the wasteful use of fossil fuel and the fact that fossil energy costs could and will swing wildly, it is imperative that every effort be made to utilize energy sources to their fullest. Hybrid energy systems (HES) are two or more separate energy producers used together to produce energy commodities. The HES this report focuses on is the use of nuclear reactor waste heat as a source of further energy utilization. Nuclear reactors use a fluid to cool the core and produce the steam needed for the production of electricity. Traditionally this steam, or coolant, is used to convert the energy then cooled elsewhere. The heat is released into the environment without being used further. By adding technologies to nuclear reactors to use the wasted heat, a system can be developed to make more than just electricity and allow for loading following capabilities.},
doi = {10.2172/1407694},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Sep 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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