Molten Salt Reactors and Integrated Molten Salt Reactors

Molten Salt Reactors and Integrated Molten Salt Reactors

Integrated Power Conversion

1st Edition - June 29, 2021

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  • Author: Bahman Zohuri
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323906388
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323918466

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Description

Understanding the evolution and advances of energy conversion is critical to meet today’s energy demands while lowering emissions in the fight against climate change. One advancement within nuclear plants that continues to gain interest is molten salt reactors and integrated molten salt reactors, which are the new proposed generation IV small modular reactors. To get up to speed on the latest technology, Molten Salt Reactors and Integrated Molten Salt Reactors: Integrated Power Conversion delivers a critical reference covering the main steps for the application of these reactors. Creating a more environmentally friendly energy production methodology, the reference reviews the past, current, and future states of the reactors including pros and cons, designs and safety features involved, and additional references. Included in the reference is a new approach to energy conversion technology, including coverage on material, economic, and technical challenges towards waste heat recovery, power conversion systems, and advanced computational materials proposed for generation IV systems. Advanced nuclear open air-brayton cycles are also included for higher efficiency. Rounding out with guidance on avoiding salt freezing and salt cleanup for fission and fusion reactors, Molten Salt Reactors and Integrated Molten Salt Reactors: Integrated Power Conversion provides today’s nuclear engineer and power plant engineer with the impactful content of rising efficiency in molten salt reactors, ultimately leading to more efficient and affordable electricity.

Key Features

  • Gain the latest applications and steps to implement modular reactors, including safety and technical considerations
  • Learn an innovative approach to nuclear air combined cycles (NACC), bringing down the costs of producing electricity in nuclear power plants
  • Practice techniques and computer modeling with additional appendices that include experimental validation methods and computer code results

Readership

Nuclear engineers; nuclear researchers; power plant engineers; energy consultants

Table of Contents

  • 1. Molten Salt Reactor History, From Past to Present
    2. Integral Molten Salt Reactor
    3. New Approach to Energy Conversion Technology
    4. Advanced Power Conversion System Driven by Small Modular Reactors
    5. Advanced Nuclear Open Air-Brayton Cycles for Highly Efficient Power Conversion
    6. Heat Pipe Driven Heat Exchangers to Avoid Salt Freezing and Control Tritium C
    7. Salt Cleanup and Waste Solidification for Fission and Fusion Reactors

    Appendix
    A. A Combined Cycle Power Conversion System for Small Modular LMFBR
    B. Direct Reactor Auxiliary Cooling System (DRACS)
    C. Heat Pipe General Knowledge
    D. Variable Electricity and Steam Cooled Based Load Reactors
    E. Variable Electricity and Steam Cooled Based Load Reactors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: June 29, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323906388
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323918466

About the Author

Bahman Zohuri

Dr. Bahman Zohuri is currently an Adjunct Professor at Artificial Intelligence Scientist at Golden Gate University, San Francisco California, while he also is Research Associate Professor at Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. He is also consulting through his own consulting company that he stared himself in 1991. He has also been a consultant at Sandia National Laboratory after leaving the United States Navy. Dr. Zohuri earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics from the University of Illinois and his second Master degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as his Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from University of New Mexico. He has been awarded three patents and has published more than 40 textbooks and numerous other journal publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Artificial Intelligence Scientist at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA; Research Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University if New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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