Conference Proceedings Paper
POWER CONVERSION CYCLES FOR SODIUM-COOLED FAST REACTORS
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2013 June 11
Eugene Saltanov (UOIT)
Tiberiu Preda (UOIT)
Glenn Harvel (UOIT)
Igor Pioro (UOIT)
Recently, CO2 has gained wide attention as an alternative to water working fluid in power conversion cycles of a sodium-cooled fast reactors. Since the maximum temperatures of the second loop sodium are relatively low, it is important to optimize the corresponding power conversion cycle. Various Brayton gas-cycles are discussed in the paper along with the calculations of efficiencies. Helium is considered as an alternative to CO2.
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