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Title: Method and System to Directly Produce Electrical Power within the Lithium Blanket Region of a Magnetically Confined, Deuterium-Tritium (DT) Fueled, Thermonuclear Fusion Reactor

Abstract

A method for integrating liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic power generation with fusion blanket technology to produce electrical power from a thermonuclear fusion reactor located within a confining magnetic field and within a toroidal structure. A hot liquid metal flows from a liquid metal blanket region into a pump duct of an electromagnetic pump which moves the liquid metal to a mixer where a gas of predetermined pressure is mixed with the pressurized liquid metal to form a Froth mixture. Electrical power is generated by flowing the Froth mixture between electrodes in a generator duct. When the Froth mixture exits the generator the gas is separated from the liquid metal and both are recycled.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
782835
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A9158006
Application Number:
9-158,006; TRN: AH200128%%8
Assignee:
DOEGC; EDB-01:070226
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1998 Sep 22; Other Information: PBD: 22 Sep 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; D-T REACTORS; BREEDING BLANKETS; ELECTROMAGNETIC PUMPS; LIQUID METALS; LITHIUM; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; POWER GENERATION; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT; TOROIDAL CONFIGURATION; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; REGENERATION

Citation Formats

Woolley, Robert D. Method and System to Directly Produce Electrical Power within the Lithium Blanket Region of a Magnetically Confined, Deuterium-Tritium (DT) Fueled, Thermonuclear Fusion Reactor. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Woolley, Robert D. Method and System to Directly Produce Electrical Power within the Lithium Blanket Region of a Magnetically Confined, Deuterium-Tritium (DT) Fueled, Thermonuclear Fusion Reactor. United States.
Woolley, Robert D. Tue . "Method and System to Directly Produce Electrical Power within the Lithium Blanket Region of a Magnetically Confined, Deuterium-Tritium (DT) Fueled, Thermonuclear Fusion Reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/782835.
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title = {Method and System to Directly Produce Electrical Power within the Lithium Blanket Region of a Magnetically Confined, Deuterium-Tritium (DT) Fueled, Thermonuclear Fusion Reactor},
author = {Woolley, Robert D},
abstractNote = {A method for integrating liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic power generation with fusion blanket technology to produce electrical power from a thermonuclear fusion reactor located within a confining magnetic field and within a toroidal structure. A hot liquid metal flows from a liquid metal blanket region into a pump duct of an electromagnetic pump which moves the liquid metal to a mixer where a gas of predetermined pressure is mixed with the pressurized liquid metal to form a Froth mixture. Electrical power is generated by flowing the Froth mixture between electrodes in a generator duct. When the Froth mixture exits the generator the gas is separated from the liquid metal and both are recycled.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/782835}, journal = {},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {9}
}

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