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Title: Design of a cw, low-energy, high-power superconducting linac for environmental applications

Abstract

The treatment of flue gases from power plants and municipal or industrial wastewater using electron beam irradiation technology has been successfully demonstrated in small-scale pilot plants. The beam energy requirement is rather modest, on the order of a few MeV; however, the adoption of the technology at an industrial scale requires the availability of high beam power, of the order of 1 MW, in a cost effective way. Here in this article we present the design of a compact superconducting accelerator capable of delivering a cw electron beam with a current of 1 A and an energy of 1 MeV. The main components are an rf-gridded thermionic gun and a conduction cooled β=0.5 elliptical Nb 3Sn cavity with dual coaxial power couplers. Lastly, an engineering and cost analysis shows that the proposed design would result in a processing cost competitive with alternative treatment methods.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1468507
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1468745
Report Number(s):
JLAB-ACC-18-2661; DOE/OR/-23177-4368; arXiv:1802.08289
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888; PRABCJ; 091601
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Accelerators and Beams Journal Volume: 21 Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Ciovati, G., Anderson, J., Coriton, B., Guo, J., Hannon, F., Holland, L., LeSher, M., Marhauser, F., Rathke, J., Rimmer, R., Schultheiss, T., and Vylet, V. Design of a cw, low-energy, high-power superconducting linac for environmental applications. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.21.091601.
Ciovati, G., Anderson, J., Coriton, B., Guo, J., Hannon, F., Holland, L., LeSher, M., Marhauser, F., Rathke, J., Rimmer, R., Schultheiss, T., & Vylet, V. Design of a cw, low-energy, high-power superconducting linac for environmental applications. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.21.091601.
Ciovati, G., Anderson, J., Coriton, B., Guo, J., Hannon, F., Holland, L., LeSher, M., Marhauser, F., Rathke, J., Rimmer, R., Schultheiss, T., and Vylet, V. Tue . "Design of a cw, low-energy, high-power superconducting linac for environmental applications". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.21.091601.
@article{osti_1468507,
title = {Design of a cw, low-energy, high-power superconducting linac for environmental applications},
author = {Ciovati, G. and Anderson, J. and Coriton, B. and Guo, J. and Hannon, F. and Holland, L. and LeSher, M. and Marhauser, F. and Rathke, J. and Rimmer, R. and Schultheiss, T. and Vylet, V.},
abstractNote = {The treatment of flue gases from power plants and municipal or industrial wastewater using electron beam irradiation technology has been successfully demonstrated in small-scale pilot plants. The beam energy requirement is rather modest, on the order of a few MeV; however, the adoption of the technology at an industrial scale requires the availability of high beam power, of the order of 1 MW, in a cost effective way. Here in this article we present the design of a compact superconducting accelerator capable of delivering a cw electron beam with a current of 1 A and an energy of 1 MeV. The main components are an rf-gridded thermionic gun and a conduction cooled β=0.5 elliptical Nb3Sn cavity with dual coaxial power couplers. Lastly, an engineering and cost analysis shows that the proposed design would result in a processing cost competitive with alternative treatment methods.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.21.091601},
journal = {Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
number = 9,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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