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Title: Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant

Abstract

A method of and system for removing silicon from a high temperature liquid sodium coolant system for a nuclear reactor. The sodium is cooled to a temperature below the silicon saturation temperature and retained at such reduced temperature while inducing high turbulence into the sodium flow for promoting precipitation of silicon compounds and ultimate separation of silicon compound particles from the liquid sodium.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
875196
Patent Number(s):
US H262
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-14-2170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; removing; silicon; temperature; sodium; coolant; liquid; nuclear; reactor; cooled; below; saturation; retained; reduced; inducing; turbulence; flow; promoting; precipitation; compounds; ultimate; separation; compound; particles; sodium coolant; silicon compound; saturation temperature; temperature below; nuclear reactor; liquid sodium; reduced temperature; removing silicon; temperature sodium; temperature liquid; sodium flow; /75/23/165/266/422/423/

Citation Formats

Yunker, Wayne H, and Christiansen, David W. Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Yunker, Wayne H, & Christiansen, David W. Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant. United States.
Yunker, Wayne H, and Christiansen, David W. Thu . "Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875196.
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title = {Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant},
author = {Yunker, Wayne H and Christiansen, David W},
abstractNote = {A method of and system for removing silicon from a high temperature liquid sodium coolant system for a nuclear reactor. The sodium is cooled to a temperature below the silicon saturation temperature and retained at such reduced temperature while inducing high turbulence into the sodium flow for promoting precipitation of silicon compounds and ultimate separation of silicon compound particles from the liquid sodium.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/875196}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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