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Title: Method for utilizing decay heat from radioactive nuclear wastes

Abstract

Management of radioactive heat-producing waste material while safely utilizing the heat thereof is accomplished by encapsulating the wastes after a cooling period, transporting the capsules to a facility including a plurality of vertically disposed storage tubes, lowering the capsules as they arrive at the facility into the storage tubes, cooling the storage tubes by circulating a gas thereover, employing the so heated gas to obtain an economically beneficial result, and continually adding waste capsules to the facility as they arrive thereat over a substantial period of time.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4005148
Patent Number(s):
3911684
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F03 - MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS F03G - SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA OR LIKE MOTORS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21H - OBTAINING ENERGY FROM RADIOACTIVE SOURCES
NSA Number:
NSA-33-026895
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1974 Aug 29; Other Information: F03G7/00. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N52000* -Nuclear Materials & Waste Management; 051100*; *RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; AFTER-HEAT; GASES; HEAT TRANSFER; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE

Citation Formats

Busey, H M. Method for utilizing decay heat from radioactive nuclear wastes. United States: N. p., 1974. Web.
Busey, H M. Method for utilizing decay heat from radioactive nuclear wastes. United States.
Busey, H M. Mon . "Method for utilizing decay heat from radioactive nuclear wastes". United States.
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abstractNote = {Management of radioactive heat-producing waste material while safely utilizing the heat thereof is accomplished by encapsulating the wastes after a cooling period, transporting the capsules to a facility including a plurality of vertically disposed storage tubes, lowering the capsules as they arrive at the facility into the storage tubes, cooling the storage tubes by circulating a gas thereover, employing the so heated gas to obtain an economically beneficial result, and continually adding waste capsules to the facility as they arrive thereat over a substantial period of time.},
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