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Title: Synfuel production in nuclear reactors

Abstract

Apparatus and method for producing synthetic fuels and synthetic fuel components by using a neutron source as the energy source, such as a fusion reactor. Neutron absorbers are disposed inside a reaction pipe and are heated by capturing neutrons from the neutron source. Synthetic fuel feedstock is then placed into contact with the heated neutron absorbers. The feedstock is heated and dissociates into its constituent synfuel components, or alternatively is at least preheated sufficiently to use in a subsequent electrolysis process to produce synthetic fuels and synthetic fuel components.

Inventors:
OSTI Identifier:
5677716
Application Number:
ON: DE83018036
Assignee:
ERA-08-055563; EDB-83-184143
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; SYNTHETIC FUELS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; ELECTROLYSIS; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; NEUTRON SOURCE FACILITIES; TMR REACTORS; FUELS; LYSIS; MAGNETIC MIRROR TYPE REACTORS; 080101* - Hydrogen- Production- Electrolysis; 700209 - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Component Development & Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Henning, C D. Synfuel production in nuclear reactors. United States: N. p., Web.
Henning, C D. Synfuel production in nuclear reactors. United States.
Henning, C D. . "Synfuel production in nuclear reactors". United States.
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