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Title: HOMOGENEOUS NUCLEAR POWER REACTOR

A homogeneous nuclear power reactor utilizing forced circulation of the liquid fuel is described. The reactor does not require fuel handling outside of the reactor vessel during any normal operation including complete shutdown to room temperature, the reactor being selfregulating under extreme operating conditions and controlled by the thermal expansion of the liquid fuel. The liquid fuel utilized is a uranium, phosphoric acid, and water solution which requires no gus exhaust system or independent gas recombining system, thereby eliminating the handling of radioiytic gas.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4188938
Report Number(s):
US 2902424
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; EXPANSION; FUEL SOLUTIONS; FUELS; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; OPERATION; PHOSPHORIC ACID; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTORS; SHUTDOWN; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM; WATER