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Title: Reactor water cleanup system

Abstract

A reactor water cleanup system includes a reactor pressure vessel containing a reactor core submerged in reactor water. First and second parallel cleanup trains are provided for extracting portions of the reactor water from the pressure vessel, cleaning the extracted water, and returning the cleaned water to the pressure vessel. Each of the cleanup trains includes a heat exchanger for cooling the reactor water, and a cleaner for cleaning the cooled reactor water. A return line is disposed between the cleaner and the pressure vessel for channeling the cleaned water thereto in a first mode of operation. A portion of the cooled water is bypassed around the cleaner during a second mode of operation and returned through the pressure vessel for shutdown cooling.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Los Gatos, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Boston, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869665
Patent Number(s):
5375151
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA)
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
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-90SF18494
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reactor; water; cleanup; pressure; vessel; containing; core; submerged; parallel; trains; provided; extracting; portions; cleaning; extracted; returning; cleaned; heat; exchanger; cooling; cleaner; cooled; return; line; disposed; channeling; thereto; mode; operation; portion; bypassed; returned; shutdown; reactor water; return line; reactor pressure; pressure vessel; heat exchange; heat exchanger; reactor core; vessel containing; cooled water; water cleanup; cooled reactor; /376/

Citation Formats

Gluntz, Douglas M, and Taft, William E. Reactor water cleanup system. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Gluntz, Douglas M, & Taft, William E. Reactor water cleanup system. United States.
Gluntz, Douglas M, and Taft, William E. Sat . "Reactor water cleanup system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869665.
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abstractNote = {A reactor water cleanup system includes a reactor pressure vessel containing a reactor core submerged in reactor water. First and second parallel cleanup trains are provided for extracting portions of the reactor water from the pressure vessel, cleaning the extracted water, and returning the cleaned water to the pressure vessel. Each of the cleanup trains includes a heat exchanger for cooling the reactor water, and a cleaner for cleaning the cooled reactor water. A return line is disposed between the cleaner and the pressure vessel for channeling the cleaned water thereto in a first mode of operation. A portion of the cooled water is bypassed around the cleaner during a second mode of operation and returned through the pressure vessel for shutdown cooling.},
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year = {1994},
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