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Title: A Critical Review of Fluoride Salt Heat Transfer

Abstract

Interest in molten salts for next-generation nuclear reactors has given rise increasing design work over the last several years. Much of this builds off historic heat transfer experiments like those of the Molten Salt Reactor Program; yet, there is no comprehensive report covering experimental heat transfer in these fluids. This paper attempts to pull together all available reports on fluoride salt heat transfer to aid further research in this area. The data largely support the hypothesis that molten salt heat transfer will be easy to predict so long as salt properties are well known. Our work does not show any consistent indications of resistive films, entrained gases, or radiation heat transfer, but other unknowns are present. In addition to salt properties, these include unusual mass transfer and transition flow conditions.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1579204
Grant/Contract Number:  
[NE0008285]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Technology
Additional Journal Information:
[Journal Name: Nuclear Technology]; Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5450
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis - formerly American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; Molten salts; heat transfer; review

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Britsch, Karl, and Anderson, Mark. A Critical Review of Fluoride Salt Heat Transfer. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1080/00295450.2019.1682418.
Britsch, Karl, & Anderson, Mark. A Critical Review of Fluoride Salt Heat Transfer. United States. doi:10.1080/00295450.2019.1682418.
Britsch, Karl, and Anderson, Mark. Wed . "A Critical Review of Fluoride Salt Heat Transfer". United States. doi:10.1080/00295450.2019.1682418.
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abstractNote = {Interest in molten salts for next-generation nuclear reactors has given rise increasing design work over the last several years. Much of this builds off historic heat transfer experiments like those of the Molten Salt Reactor Program; yet, there is no comprehensive report covering experimental heat transfer in these fluids. This paper attempts to pull together all available reports on fluoride salt heat transfer to aid further research in this area. The data largely support the hypothesis that molten salt heat transfer will be easy to predict so long as salt properties are well known. Our work does not show any consistent indications of resistive films, entrained gases, or radiation heat transfer, but other unknowns are present. In addition to salt properties, these include unusual mass transfer and transition flow conditions.},
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journal = {Nuclear Technology},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
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