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Title: BOILING SLURRY REACTOR AND METHOD FO CONTROL

The control of a boiling slurry nuclear reactor is described. The reactor consists of a vertical tube having an enlarged portion, a steam drum at the top of the vertical tube, and at least one downcomer connecting the steam drum and the bottom of the vertical tube, the reactor being filled with a slurry of fissionabie material in water of such concentration that the enlarged portion of the vertical tube contains a critical mass. The slurry boils in the vertical tube and circulates upwardly therein and downwardly in the downcomer. To control the reactor by controlling the circulation of the slurry, a gas is introduced into the downcomer. (AEC)
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4712978
Report Number(s):
US 3088895
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BOILING; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CRITICALITY; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL SLURRIES; GAS FLOW; MASS; REACTORS; STEAM; TUBES; WATER