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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.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (San Jose, CA)
  2. (Los Gatos, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
US 5375151
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Research Org:
General Electric Co
Country of Publication:
United States
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