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Title: Direct heat exchanger for molten chloride fast reactor

Abstract

A molten chloride fast reactor (MCFR) includes a plurality of reflectors defining a central core having a core geometric center. A flow channel fluidically connected to the central core. The flow channel includes an outlet flow channel downstream of the central core and an inlet flow channel upstream from the central core. A primary heat exchanger (PHX) disposed outside the central core and between the outlet flow channel and the inlet flow channel. The MCFR also includes a decay heat heat exchanger (DHHX). At least a portion of the DHHX is disposed above the core geometric center, and a fuel salt is configured to circulate at least partially through the outlet flow channel, the DHHX, the PHX, the inlet flow channel, and the central core.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
TerraPower, LLC, Bellevue, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1859947
Patent Number(s):
11145424
Application Number:
16/264,112
Assignee:
TerraPower, LLC (Bellevue, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F22 - STEAM GENERATION F22B - METHODS OF STEAM GENERATION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0008473
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/31/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Abbott, Ryan, Cisneros, Jr., Anselmo T., Kramer, Kevin, Roecker, James A., Walter, Daniel J., and Wardle, Kent E. Direct heat exchanger for molten chloride fast reactor. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Abbott, Ryan, Cisneros, Jr., Anselmo T., Kramer, Kevin, Roecker, James A., Walter, Daniel J., & Wardle, Kent E. Direct heat exchanger for molten chloride fast reactor. United States.
Abbott, Ryan, Cisneros, Jr., Anselmo T., Kramer, Kevin, Roecker, James A., Walter, Daniel J., and Wardle, Kent E. Tue . "Direct heat exchanger for molten chloride fast reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1859947.
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