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Title: Design Configurations and Coupling High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor and Hydrogen Plant

Abstract

The US Department of Energy is investigating the use of high-temperature nuclear reactors to produce hydrogen using either thermochemical cycles or high-temperature electrolysis. Although the hydrogen production processes are in an early stage of development, coupling either of these processes to the high-temperature reactor requires both efficient heat transfer and adequate separation of the facilities to assure that off-normal events in the production facility do not impact the nuclear power plant. An intermediate heat transport loop will be required to separate the operations and safety functions of the nuclear and hydrogen plants. A next generation high-temperature reactor could be envisioned as a single-purpose facility that produces hydrogen or a dual-purpose facility that produces hydrogen and electricity. Early plants, such as the proposed Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), may be dual-purpose facilities that demonstrate both hydrogen and efficient electrical generation. Later plants could be single-purpose facilities. At this stage of development, both single- and dual-purpose facilities need to be understood.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
936631
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-08-14276
TRN: US0805609
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: TMCE 2008,Izmir, Turkey,04/21/2008,04/25/2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; DESIGN; ELECTRICITY; ELECTROLYSIS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PRODUCTION; REACTORS; SAFETY; TRANSPORT; high temperature gas-cooled reactor; hydrogen plant; system integration; thermal hydraulics

Citation Formats

Chang H. Oh, Eung Soo Kim, and Steven Sherman. Design Configurations and Coupling High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor and Hydrogen Plant. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Chang H. Oh, Eung Soo Kim, & Steven Sherman. Design Configurations and Coupling High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor and Hydrogen Plant. United States.
Chang H. Oh, Eung Soo Kim, and Steven Sherman. Tue . "Design Configurations and Coupling High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor and Hydrogen Plant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/936631.
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