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Title: Preliminary design studies on a nuclear seawater desalination system

Abstract

Seawater desalination is one of the most promising technologies to provide fresh water especially in the arid region. The most used technology in seawater desalination are thermal desalination (MSF and MED) and membrane desalination (RO). Some developments have been done in the area of coupling the desalination plant with a nuclear reactor to reduce the cost of energy required in thermal desalination. The coupling a nuclear reactor to a desalination plant can be done either by using the co-generation or by using dedicated heat from a nuclear system. The comparison of the co-generation nuclear reactor with desalination plant, dedicated nuclear heat system, and fossil fueled system will be discussed in this paper using economical assessment with IAEA DEEP software. A newly designed nuclear system dedicated for the seawater desalination will also be suggested by KAIST (Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology) research team and described in detail within this paper. The suggested reactor system is using gas cooled type reactor and in this preliminary study the scope of design will be limited to comparison of two cases in different operating temperature ranges. (authors)

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  1. KAIST, Dept. of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
American Nuclear Society, 555 North Kensington Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526 (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
22107905
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICAPP '12: 2012 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, Chicago, IL (United States), 24-28 Jun 2012; Other Information: Country of input: France; 25 refs.; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP '12| 2799 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; COGENERATION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTER CODES; DESALINATION; DESALINATION PLANTS; DESIGN; FRESH WATER; GAS COOLED REACTORS; HEAT; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR FUELING; REPUBLIC OF KOREA; SEAWATER; TEMPERATURE RANGE

Citation Formats

Wibisono, A. F., Jung, Y. H., Choi, J., Kim, H. S., Lee, J. I., Jeong, Y. H., and No, H. C. Preliminary design studies on a nuclear seawater desalination system. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Wibisono, A. F., Jung, Y. H., Choi, J., Kim, H. S., Lee, J. I., Jeong, Y. H., & No, H. C. Preliminary design studies on a nuclear seawater desalination system. United States.
Wibisono, A. F., Jung, Y. H., Choi, J., Kim, H. S., Lee, J. I., Jeong, Y. H., and No, H. C. Sun . "Preliminary design studies on a nuclear seawater desalination system". United States.
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title = {Preliminary design studies on a nuclear seawater desalination system},
author = {Wibisono, A. F. and Jung, Y. H. and Choi, J. and Kim, H. S. and Lee, J. I. and Jeong, Y. H. and No, H. C.},
abstractNote = {Seawater desalination is one of the most promising technologies to provide fresh water especially in the arid region. The most used technology in seawater desalination are thermal desalination (MSF and MED) and membrane desalination (RO). Some developments have been done in the area of coupling the desalination plant with a nuclear reactor to reduce the cost of energy required in thermal desalination. The coupling a nuclear reactor to a desalination plant can be done either by using the co-generation or by using dedicated heat from a nuclear system. The comparison of the co-generation nuclear reactor with desalination plant, dedicated nuclear heat system, and fossil fueled system will be discussed in this paper using economical assessment with IAEA DEEP software. A newly designed nuclear system dedicated for the seawater desalination will also be suggested by KAIST (Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology) research team and described in detail within this paper. The suggested reactor system is using gas cooled type reactor and in this preliminary study the scope of design will be limited to comparison of two cases in different operating temperature ranges. (authors)},
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