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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:
 [1]
  1. Belle Mead, NJ
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ
OSTI Identifier:
872694
Patent Number(s):
US 5991351
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; directly; produce; electrical; power; lithium; blanket; region; magnetically; confined; deuterium-tritium; dt; fueled; thermonuclear; fusion; reactor; integrating; liquid; metal; magnetohydrodynamic; generation; technology; located; confining; magnetic; field; toroidal; structure; hot; flows; pump; duct; electromagnetic; moves; mixer; gas; predetermined; pressure; mixed; pressurized; form; froth; mixture; generated; flowing; electrodes; generator; exits; separated; recycled; confining magnetic; nuclear fusion; metal flow; magnetohydrodynamic power; electromagnetic pump; pressurized liquid; predetermined pressure; electrical power; magnetic field; liquid metal; fusion reactor; power generation; magnetically confined; produce electrical; blanket region; hot liquid; metal magnetohydrodynamic; pump duct; thermonuclear fusion; reactor located; lithium blanket; generator duct; metal blank; toroidal structure; /376/310/

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., 1999. 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. Fri . "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/872694.
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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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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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