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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING POWER

Abstract

A neutronic reactor comprising two discrete zones; namely, an inner zone containing fissionable material and an outer zone containing fertile material is described. The inner zone is operated at a low temperature and is cooled by pressurized water. The outer zone is operated at a substantially higher temperature and is cooled by steam flashed from the inner zone. The reactor is particularly advantageous in that it produces high temperature steam; yet the materials of construction in the core (inner zone) are not restricted to materials capable of withstanding high temperature operation.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4073731
Patent Number(s):
2990348
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-020455
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; COOLING; FERTILE MATERIALS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; LOW TEMPERATURE; PATENT; PRESSURE; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; STEAM; WATER COOLANT; ZONES

Citation Formats

Wollan, E O. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING POWER. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Wollan, E O. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING POWER. United States.
Wollan, E O. Tue . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING POWER". United States.
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author = {Wollan, E O},
abstractNote = {A neutronic reactor comprising two discrete zones; namely, an inner zone containing fissionable material and an outer zone containing fertile material is described. The inner zone is operated at a low temperature and is cooled by pressurized water. The outer zone is operated at a substantially higher temperature and is cooled by steam flashed from the inner zone. The reactor is particularly advantageous in that it produces high temperature steam; yet the materials of construction in the core (inner zone) are not restricted to materials capable of withstanding high temperature operation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {6}
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