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Title: BOILING REACTORS

Abstract

A boiling reactor having a reactivity which is reduced by an increase in the volume of vaporized coolant therein is described. In this system unvaporized liquid coolant is extracted from the reactor, heat is extracted therefrom, and it is returned to the reactor as sub-cooled liquid coolant. This reduces a portion of the coolant which includes vaporized coolant within the core assembly thereby enhancing the power output of the assembly and rendering the reactor substantially self-regulating. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4785558
Patent Number(s):
3029197
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 G21D - NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
NSA Number:
NSA-16-014268
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BOILING; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; EVAPORATION; EXPANSION; FUEL CANS; GAS COOLANT; HEAT TRANSFER; LEAD; LIQUID FLOW; LIQUID METAL COOLANT; METALS; NEUTRON FLUX; NUMERICALS; PATENT; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; SPACERS; STABILITY; STEAM; TRANSIENTS; TUBES; URANIUM DIOXIDE; VAPORS; VARIATIONS; VOLUME; WATER COOLANT

Citation Formats

Untermyer, S. BOILING REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Untermyer, S. BOILING REACTORS. United States.
Untermyer, S. Tue . "BOILING REACTORS". United States.
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year = {1962},
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