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Title: FLUID MODERATED REACTOR

Abstract

A reactor which utilizes fissionable fuel elements in rod form immersed in a moderator or heavy water and a means of circulating the heavy water so that it may also function as a coolant to remove the heat generated by the fission of the fuel are described. In this design, the clad fuel elements are held in vertical tubes immersed in heavy water in a tank. The water is circulated in a closed system by entering near the tops of the tubes, passing downward through the tubes over the fuel elements and out into the tank, where it is drawn off at the bottom, passed through heat exchangers to give up its heat and then returned to the tops of the tubes for recirculation.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4341695
Patent Number(s):
2810689
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
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
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004640
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; COOLANTS; FISSION; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT TRANSFER; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; PATENT; REACTORS; RODS; TUBES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Wigner, E P, Ohlinger, L A, Young, G J, and Weinberg, A M. FLUID MODERATED REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Wigner, E P, Ohlinger, L A, Young, G J, & Weinberg, A M. FLUID MODERATED REACTOR. United States.
Wigner, E P, Ohlinger, L A, Young, G J, and Weinberg, A M. Tue . "FLUID MODERATED REACTOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {A reactor which utilizes fissionable fuel elements in rod form immersed in a moderator or heavy water and a means of circulating the heavy water so that it may also function as a coolant to remove the heat generated by the fission of the fuel are described. In this design, the clad fuel elements are held in vertical tubes immersed in heavy water in a tank. The water is circulated in a closed system by entering near the tops of the tubes, passing downward through the tubes over the fuel elements and out into the tank, where it is drawn off at the bottom, passed through heat exchangers to give up its heat and then returned to the tops of the tubes for recirculation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {10}
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