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Title: POWER GENERATING NEUTRONIC REACTOR SYSTEM

Abstract

This patent relates to reactor systems of the type wherein the cooiing medium is a liquid which is converted by the heat of the reaction to steam which is conveyed directly to a pnime mover such as a steam turbine driving a generatore after which it is condensed and returred to the coolant circuit. In this design, the reactor core is disposed within a tank for containing either a slurry type fuel or an aggregation of solid fuel elements such as elongated rods submerged in a liquid moderator such as heavy water. The top of the tank is provided with a nozzle which extends into an expansion chamber connected with the upper end of the tank, the coolant being maintained in the expansion chamber at a level above the nozzle and the steam being formed in the expansion chamber.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4336038
Patent Number(s):
US 2825688
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-010275
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONDENSERS; COOLANTS; EXPANSION; FUEL ELEMENTS; GENERATORS; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; LIQUIDS; MODERATORS; NOZZLES; PATENT; PLANNING; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; RODS; SLURRIES; STEAM; TURBINES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Vernon, H.C. POWER GENERATING NEUTRONIC REACTOR SYSTEM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Vernon, H.C. POWER GENERATING NEUTRONIC REACTOR SYSTEM. United States.
Vernon, H.C. 1958. "POWER GENERATING NEUTRONIC REACTOR SYSTEM". United States. doi:.
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