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Title: CONVECTION REACTOR

Abstract

An homogeneous nuclear power reactor utilizing convection circulation of the liquid fuel is proposed. The reactor has an internal heat exchanger looated in the same pressure vessel as the critical assembly, thereby eliminating necessity for handling the hot liquid fuel outside the reactor pressure vessel during normal operation. The liquid fuel used in this reactor eliminates the necessity for extensive radiolytic gas rocombination apparatus, and the reactor is resiliently pressurized and, without any movable mechanical apparatus, automatically regulates itself to the condition of criticality during moderate variations in temperature snd pressure and shuts itself down as the pressure exceeds a predetermined safe operating value.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4182041
Patent Number(s):
2929767
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-14-016482
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFINEMENT; CONTROL; CONVECTION; DECOMPOSITION; FUELS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; ION RECOMBINATION; LIQUID FLOW; LIQUIDS; OPERATION; PATENT; PRESSURE; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTORS; SHUTDOWN; TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Hammond, R P, and King, L D.P. CONVECTION REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Hammond, R P, & King, L D.P. CONVECTION REACTOR. United States.
Hammond, R P, and King, L D.P. Tue . "CONVECTION REACTOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {An homogeneous nuclear power reactor utilizing convection circulation of the liquid fuel is proposed. The reactor has an internal heat exchanger looated in the same pressure vessel as the critical assembly, thereby eliminating necessity for handling the hot liquid fuel outside the reactor pressure vessel during normal operation. The liquid fuel used in this reactor eliminates the necessity for extensive radiolytic gas rocombination apparatus, and the reactor is resiliently pressurized and, without any movable mechanical apparatus, automatically regulates itself to the condition of criticality during moderate variations in temperature snd pressure and shuts itself down as the pressure exceeds a predetermined safe operating value.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {3}
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