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Title: ATOMIC POWER PLANT

Abstract

This patent relates to neutronic reactor power plants and discloses a design of a reactor utilizing a mixture of discrete units of a fissionable material, such as uranium carbide, a neutron moderator material, such as graphite, to carry out the chain reaction. A liquid metal, such as bismuth, is used as the coolant and is placed in the reactor chamber with the fissionable and moderator material so that it is boiled by the heat of the reaction, the boiling liquid and vapors passing up through the interstices between the discrete units. The vapor and flue gases coming off the top of the chamber are passed through heat exchangers, to produce steam, for example, and thence through condensers, the condensed coolant being returned to the chamber by gravity and the non- condensible gases being carried off through a stack at the top of the structure.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4304883
Patent Number(s):
2812303
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-007020
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007020
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BISMUTH; BOILING; CONDENSERS; COOLANTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; GASES; GRAPHITE; GRAVITATION; HEAT EXCHANGERS; LIQUIDS; METALS; MODERATORS; MULTIPLICATION FACTORS; OPERATION; PATENT; POWER PLANTS; STEAM; URANIUM CARBIDES; VAPORS

Citation Formats

Daniels, F. ATOMIC POWER PLANT. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Daniels, F. ATOMIC POWER PLANT. United States.
Daniels, F. Fri . "ATOMIC POWER PLANT". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent relates to neutronic reactor power plants and discloses a design of a reactor utilizing a mixture of discrete units of a fissionable material, such as uranium carbide, a neutron moderator material, such as graphite, to carry out the chain reaction. A liquid metal, such as bismuth, is used as the coolant and is placed in the reactor chamber with the fissionable and moderator material so that it is boiled by the heat of the reaction, the boiling liquid and vapors passing up through the interstices between the discrete units. The vapor and flue gases coming off the top of the chamber are passed through heat exchangers, to produce steam, for example, and thence through condensers, the condensed coolant being returned to the chamber by gravity and the non- condensible gases being carried off through a stack at the top of the structure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {11}
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