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Title: Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant

Abstract

This patent discloses a method of and system for removing silicon from a high temperature liquid sodium coolant system for a nuclear reactor. The sodium is cooled to a temperature below the silicon saturation temperature and retained at such reduced temperature while inducing high turbulence into the sodium flow for promoting precipitation of silicon compounds and ultimate separation of silicon compound particles from the liquid sodium.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6855183
Application Number:
ON: DE84014236
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-035455; EDB-84-116948
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; COOLANT CLEANUP SYSTEMS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; SILICON; REMOVAL; SODIUM; PURIFICATION; COLD TRAPS; ALKALI METALS; BREEDER REACTORS; CONDENSERS; COOLING SYSTEMS; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; METALS; PRIMARY COOLANT CIRCUITS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; REACTORS; SEMIMETALS; TRAPS; VAPOR CONDENSERS 210500* -- Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Yunker, W.H., and Christiansen, D.W. Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Yunker, W.H., & Christiansen, D.W. Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant. United States.
Yunker, W.H., and Christiansen, D.W. Fri . "Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant". United States.
@article{osti_6855183,
title = {Method of and apparatus for removing silicon from a high temperature sodium coolant},
author = {Yunker, W.H. and Christiansen, D.W.},
abstractNote = {This patent discloses a method of and system for removing silicon from a high temperature liquid sodium coolant system for a nuclear reactor. The sodium is cooled to a temperature below the silicon saturation temperature and retained at such reduced temperature while inducing high turbulence into the sodium flow for promoting precipitation of silicon compounds and ultimate separation of silicon compound particles from the liquid sodium.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {11}
}