Energy From Thorium Discussion Forum

It is currently Jun 17, 2018 4:44 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Mar 19, 2016 9:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Apr 19, 2008 1:06 am
Posts: 2238
http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/02/disrup ... gn-is.html
Terrestrial energy has concentrated on MSR and low cost and could well be the first past the post for MSR.
Any pro-MSR, pro-thorium competitor has to work in two phases. In the first phase, the cost has to be cut by
a. Using less costly and easily available FNaBe in place of FLiBe. A breeder can be sacrificed in this stage.
b. Using liquid fuel only for convenient removal of volatile neutron poisons. It should not be circulated as coolant.
c. A low vapour pressure organic moderator-coolant may be used as primary coolant.
For enabling a second stage breeder, detachable metallic thorium liner-blanket should be used. It should be replaced every 400-500 full power days and electro-refined to separate U233 from thorium. FLiBe and U233 could be used for a breeder..


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group