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Title: Reactor water cleanup system

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