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Reactor core design optimization of the 200 MWt Pb-Bi cooled fast reactor for hydrogen production

Epung Saepul, Bahrum and Zaki, Su'ud and Abdul, Waris and Bambang Ari, Wahjoedi and Dian, Fitriyani (2008) Reactor core design optimization of the 200 MWt Pb-Bi cooled fast reactor for hydrogen production. In: COE-INES 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems for Sustainable Development of the World, NOV 26-30, 2006, Yokohama, JAPAN.

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Abstract

In this study reactor core geometrical optimization of 200 MWt Pb-Bi cooled long life fast reactor for hydrogen production has been conducted. The reactor life time is 20 years and the fuel type is UN-PuN. Geometrical core configurations considered in this study are balance, pancake and tall cylindrical cores. For the hydrogen production unit we adopt steam membrane reforming hydrogen gas production. The optimum operating temperature for the catalytic reaction is 540 degrees C. Fast reactor design optimization calculation was run by using FI-ITB-CHI software package. The design criteria were restricted by the multiplication factor that should be less than 1.002, the average outlet coolant temperature 550 degrees C and the maximum coolant outlet temperature less than 700 degrees C. By taking into account of the hydrogen production as well as corrosion resulting from Pb-Bi, the balance cylindrical geometrical core design with diameter and height of the active core of 157 cm each, the inlet coolant temperature of 350 degrees C and the coolant flow rate of 7000 kg/s were preferred as the best design parameters. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Impact Factor:Cites in 2009 to articles published in: 2008 = 81 Number of articles published in: 2008 = 138 2007 = 49 2007 = 54 Sum: 130 Sum: 192 Calculation: Cites to recent articles 130 = 0.677 Number of recent articles 192
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nuclear Science & Technology
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:2354
Deposited By: Mr Helmi Iskandar Suito
Deposited On:23 Jun 2010 12:38
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:26

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