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Title: Design of a low-cost, compact SRF accelerator for flue gas and wastewater treatment

Abstract

The treatment of flue gases from power plants and municipal or industrial wastewater using electron beam irradiation technology has been successfully demonstrated in small-scale pilot plants. The beam energy requirement is rather modest, of the order of few MeV, however the adoption of the technology at an industrial scale requires the availability of a high beam power, of the order of 1 MW, in a cost effective way. In this report we present the design of a compact superconducting accelerator capable of delivering a cw electron beam with a current of 1 A and an energy of 1 MeV. The main components are an rf-gridded thermionic gun and a conduction cooled beta= 0.5 elliptical Nb3Sn cavity with dual coaxial power couplers. An engineering and cost analysis shows that the proposed design would result in a processing cost competitive with alternative treatment methods.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Jefferson Lab
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1414583
Report Number(s):
JLAB-HEP-03
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

None, None. Design of a low-cost, compact SRF accelerator for flue gas and wastewater treatment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1414583.
None, None. Design of a low-cost, compact SRF accelerator for flue gas and wastewater treatment. United States. doi:10.2172/1414583.
None, None. Fri . "Design of a low-cost, compact SRF accelerator for flue gas and wastewater treatment". United States. doi:10.2172/1414583. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414583.
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author = {None, None},
abstractNote = {The treatment of flue gases from power plants and municipal or industrial wastewater using electron beam irradiation technology has been successfully demonstrated in small-scale pilot plants. The beam energy requirement is rather modest, of the order of few MeV, however the adoption of the technology at an industrial scale requires the availability of a high beam power, of the order of 1 MW, in a cost effective way. In this report we present the design of a compact superconducting accelerator capable of delivering a cw electron beam with a current of 1 A and an energy of 1 MeV. The main components are an rf-gridded thermionic gun and a conduction cooled beta= 0.5 elliptical Nb3Sn cavity with dual coaxial power couplers. An engineering and cost analysis shows that the proposed design would result in a processing cost competitive with alternative treatment methods.},
doi = {10.2172/1414583},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
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